Popcorn Raise My Blood Sugar

Damien Dufty

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Who has type 2 and claims that popcorn doesn't raise their blood sugar? I don't get it. I enjoy popcorn, but I'm aware that if I eat it, my blood sugar will increase a lot.

Any Advice?

Thanks in advance.
 
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Don’t eat the popcorn? ;) I can have a very small handful of salted popcorn every now and then nicked from my hubby but it’s really only about 8-10 pieces, I don’t like sweet popcorn at all
 

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I don't get it. I enjoy popcorn, but I'm aware that if I eat it, my blood sugar will increase a lot.
All carbs raise blood glucose. Salted popcorn (at least the one in my supermarket, with the only ingredients being corn, oil, and salt) has 48 grams of carbs per 100 grams.
It doesn't weigh much, but it can still add up, depending on portion size.
 

Damien Dufty

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Don’t eat the popcorn? ;) I can have a very small handful of salted popcorn every now and then nicked from my hubby but it’s really only about 8-10 pieces, I don’t like sweet popcorn at all
I thought popcorn was a safe snack, but I saw on the American Diabetes Association site that it has a high glycemic index and might cause sugar spikes. Is that right? What's your thought about it?
 
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I thought popcorn was a safe snack, but I saw on the American Diabetes Association site that it has a high glycemic index and might cause sugar spikes. Is that right? What's your thought about it?
Like I said I don’t eat it at all, 6 to 8 kernels very rarely off my hubby. I don’t really have any thoughts on it other than I shouldn’t really eat except very occasionally as mentioned above. I also don’t use the GI of foods - I eat keto so only about 15 - 20g carb a day at most- almost all my carbs come from above ground veggies & salad stuff with the odd small portion of berries.

You may be different and may be able to tolerate a small portion, the only way to know if it’s ok for you is if you do eat it test and see what it does to your BG. You may or may not be pleasantly surprised
 

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I thought popcorn was a safe snack, but I saw on the American Diabetes Association site that it has a high glycemic index and might cause sugar spikes. Is that right? What's your thought about it?
Corn of any kind contains carbs. Carbs raise bg. How much depends on each person. It doesn't matter if its salted, buttered or sugared. The coating is a tiny influence compared with the Corn itself
 

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Who has type 2 and claims that popcorn doesn't raise their blood sugar? I don't get it. I enjoy popcorn, but I'm aware that if I eat it, my blood sugar will increase a lot.

Any Advice?

Thanks in advance.
I wouldn't eat the popcorn. Whether you do depends on whether you want the BG rise that will follow. Is someone claiming that popcorn doesn't have carb? BTW, the "glycaemic index value" of whatever is no use to me - carb raises my BG and whether that kicks in after 20 or 40 minutes doesn't matter all that much to me.
 

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Yeah - if low-carbing, it's all about portion size. Which is the catch when it comes to more-ish popcorn. (As in - one wants more!)

I deal with this by buying pre-portion-sized bags of already popped and salty-buttered popcorn. The bags I buy have six 12g wee bags inside. Each 12g wee bag is nearly 8g of carbs - which is an indicator of how carby popcorn is! 64.5g of carbs er 100g of popped corn.

So, part A of portion control - a premeasured bag. Part B - how often one has nearly 8g of carbs in one fairly modest wee bowl! I allow myself it twice a week, as a netflix-watching on the couch treat.

But! I am not a member of the 5% club! As in, I don't have well regulated non-diabetic range blood glucose. So. Bear that in mind, as I share my popcorn treat dosage.
 

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I buy microwave popcorn and after popping it I put it in a bag to keep it fresh. One bag will easily be about 10+ portions for me and lasts me over a week. Calorie-wise it is about 40. The microwavable popcorn has a lot more butter than ready-popped popcorn which helps and I find that it's less salty. But of course that depends on the brand. My sugars do go up but that's normal - it's a carb. However, because of the measured small amount it seems to work fine for me. As a guideline, I have about 1/2 a cup (measuring cups). I have Type 2 diabetes and I have medication (gliclazide and metformin).
 

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I think we tend to think about popcorn as being safe because it's low calorie, but for us, calories are kind of unhelpful, it's all about the speed of delivery of sugar - and popped corn is just corn where the sugar is easier to get to... so, yeah, I would think about it like you're a recovering alcoholic - "is this corn derived vodka better than beer because it has fewer calories?" - I mean, as a question that makes no sense.. so (at least to me, maybe you could safely manage the vodka in that analogy) you're just better not having it at all..
 
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I know I’m not T2 but if I was to eat popcorn with 48 g of carbs per 100 g I’d be bolusing about 4 units of insulin ,, and I dinny even ken what a glycemic index is and I definitely don’t calculate for it , so yes it would put bs up and if I wasn’t on insulin I wouldn’t eat it , plus I dinny like it anyways the bits get stuck under my false teeth so it’s not a problem hehehe
 
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