Does food order impact your blood sugar? Maybe…⠀
Among the sneaky things that raise your blood sugar levels, the order of ingredients you eat at your meal can make a difference. Research from Weill Cornell Medical College tested what happened when participants ate the same meal on different days but alternating what macro they ate first.⠀
First, they ate carbs, followed by protein, vegetables, and fat; another day they ate the protein, veggies, and fat first, followed by the carbs.⠀
Both glucose and insulin were lower when they ate the carbs last. Researchers say eating the carbs after the other foods may slightly reduce the time it takes to convert the carbs into glucose, preventing a spike after a meal.⠀
I’m curious, do you strategize which macro you eat first? I often begin with non-starchy vegetables or protein.