Skip drinking liquids if you’re eating a doughnut

Blood sugar levels rise more when someone drinks water while eating a sugary snack


Researchers analyzed blood sugar levels of people eating jam doughnuts with or without water by their side. They found that, those who washed their sweet treat down with water had higher levels compared to people who ate two doughnuts in the same time period, without water.

‘We suggest that drinking during and shortly after meals should ideally be kept to the minimum.’

Drinking half an hour after eating the doughnut caused the smallest rise in sugar of all the categories. Drinking beforehand led to a slightly bigger rise than no water at all.

Research: Drinking water with consumption of a jelly filled doughnut has a time dependent effect on the postprandial blood glucose level in healthy young individuals. Link

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