Surprising desserts to stabilize blood sugar and reverse insulin resistance


Desserts often get a bad rap for their impact on health, particularly when it comes to blood sugar levels and insulin sensitivity. However, there’s a growing recognition that certain desserts can actually offer health benefits by helping to stabilize blood sugar and even reverse insulin resistance. Unlike traditional desserts loaded with sugar and refined carbohydrates, these healthier alternatives provide sweetness and satisfaction without the negative effects on blood sugar and insulin.

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Dr. Kevin Huffman, CEO of On the Rocks Climbing Gym, shared insights on five desserts that can be beneficial for blood sugar and insulin sensitivity:

  1. Chia Seed Pudding: Made by soaking chia seeds in a liquid like almond or coconut milk, chia seed pudding is rich in fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, and protein. This combination helps improve blood sugar control and insulin sensitivity by slowing down carbohydrate digestion and absorption.
  2. Berry & Avocado Smoothie: Combining antioxidant-rich berries with creamy avocado and a liquid base like almond milk creates a smoothie that stabilizes blood sugar levels. Berries are low in sugar and high in fiber, while avocado adds healthy fats, promoting blood sugar regulation.
  3. Coconut Yogurt with Nuts and Seeds: Mixing coconut yogurt with nuts and seeds offers a satisfying and nutritious dessert option. With its low sugar content and the fiber and protein from nuts and seeds, this dessert helps keep blood sugar levels stable.
  4. Cinnamon-Coated Baked Apples: Apples baked with cinnamon are a powerhouse for blood sugar management. Apples are rich in fiber and antioxidants, while cinnamon improves insulin sensitivity, resulting in a sweet treat without rapid spikes in blood sugar.
  5. Dark Chocolate and Almond Butter Cups: These treats are not only delicious but also beneficial for health. Dark chocolate has less sugar and is packed with flavonoids that improve insulin sensitivity, while almond butter provides healthy fats and protein, slowing down sugar absorption.

Incorporating these desserts into your diet can contribute to better blood sugar control and insulin sensitivity. By choosing these healthier options, you can satisfy your sweet tooth while supporting your overall health and well-being.

Re-reported from the article originally published in She Finds.

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