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Hot Soup weather?

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by nomoredonuts, Nov 14, 2017.

  1. nomoredonuts

    nomoredonuts Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    There's a definite nip in the air nowadays. Even down here on the south coast where Christmas comes with the first daffodils...
    We made a batch of vegetable soup with whatever was to hand: two carrots, onion, celery, rasher of bacon and flageolet beans for extra flavour. Threw in a solitary spud for bulk. A quick whizz with the stick blender and we had a satisfying bowl of goodness to keep out the cold.
    But, on testing after two hours, I was 7.1. (This wasn't actually the first time this has happened, and I usually have to go for a good walk -in the cold- to bring down my sugar).
    Is it the quarter potato? The half carrot? Is it the process of breaking down the veg? Adding lentils instead of beans has the same effect. Surely this can't be another thing I can't eat!! Does anyone else suffer with soup? :arghh:
     
  2. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    Probably the whizzing.
     
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    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Master
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    I’ve been experimenting with soups, though I haven’t used potato or beans. I’ve used cream and/or Flaxseed to thicken them and haven’t noticed any spikes.
     
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    carty Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Courgette and caulli thicken soup without the spike for me
    CAROL
     
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  5. Ross.Walker

    Ross.Walker Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    7.1 sounds within a good range at 2 hours to me. I would try again without the spud



    Food science shows blended soups release calories slower and keep you feeling fuller for longer than chunky soups as it retains the liquid in the mushy goo. This can be good to stop snacking, It does destroy a lot of the fibre which is not desirable.
     
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  6. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    When looking up this shortly after dx I read somewhere that liquidised carbs are taken up a lot faster and in the upper part of the small intestine. The fiber slows down the absorption of the carbs and as whizzing destroys fiber...
    It matters little about the amount of calories, it is the source of the calories that counts.
     
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  7. woodywhippet61

    woodywhippet61 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I've just been reading about this in Diabetes Unpacked. The author was talking about green smoothies but soup would be the same.
     
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    Boo1979 Other · Well-Known Member

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    I feel an experiment coming on!
    I made what turned out to be a much larger than anticipated batch of curry yesteday using up the veg in my fridge ( courgettes, aubergines, cauliflower, spinach, baby plum tomatoes, baby peppers, broccoli) - enough for 8 servings as it turned out
    As I didnt fancy so many “ samey” meals, I turned half of it into a curried veg soup which only needed a slight tweak on ingredients and both versions ome out at aroun 8g carbs.
    One day I might test both at different meals without the usual accompanients to see if theres any sig difference in how much they effect BS
     
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    Hotpepper20000 · Well-Known Member

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    I make what I call clean out the fridge soup. When I have vegtables that need using up.
    I use any combinations of leeks, zucchini, Cauliflower, onions broccoli or kale.
    I simmer in vegtable broth and any spices im in the mood for, till soft and blend it with a bit of cream.
    When I serveit, I cube up old cheddar, put a handful on the bottom of the bowl and put the hot soup over top. Maybe add some sunflower or pumpkin seeds.
    Over never noticed a spike in BG with this. Maybe it's the cream and cheese?
     
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  10. Kristin251

    Kristin251 LADA · Expert

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    Could be all of it AND the absence of protein and fat.

    Veggies on their own will spike me. I don’t blend it and I have to have protein in it and chunk avo on top after cooking. I still get a rise a tad higher than if I ate the food on its own. Doesn’t make sense
     
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  11. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    That is most probably where I read it. It's a grand book, I just wish I had a grand memory!
     
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    Pinkorchid Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    7.1 is still well within the recommended range after two hours
     
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  13. nomoredonuts

    nomoredonuts Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Recommended yes, but acceptable, no! ;)
     
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    nomoredonuts Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    I just repeated the experiment. 5.6 before lunch, then 2 miles up muddy lanes and over the hill (!) and back. Bloody 6.9 after 2 hours...:arghh:
     
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    #14 nomoredonuts, Nov 14, 2017 at 4:36 PM
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