Are you trying to better manage your blood sugar levels and have more steady energy? If so, choosing more low-glycemic plant foods (like our low-glycemic soup) can help tip your blood sugar into balance.
Low-glycemic foods are those that score lower on the glycemic index (GI), a scale that measures how quickly a food raises our blood sugar. A lower GI food is processed more slowly and typically results in fewer blood sugar spikes and crashes.
Eating more soup is an easy way to include more low-glycemic foods in your diet. Here are 3 ways our soups can benefit your blood sugar.
1. Plant-based Ingredients
Eating more plant-based foods and soups has been associated with better blood sugar control. Plant-based ingredients are also naturally low in fat and calories while providing a healthy source of carbohydrates (mostly from fiber) and tons of vitamins and minerals.
Our delicious soups are plentiful in low-glycemic nutritious vegetables such as beets, butternut squash, asparagus, and carrots.
2. Packed with Fiber
Consuming more high fiber fruits and vegetables regularly can significantly improve blood sugar levels. Fiber is only found in plants. Every single 18 Chestnuts soup is plant-based and a great source of fiber.
3. Keeps Your Belly Full
When nutrient-packed ingredients are blended into a liquid soup, it results in an incredibly filling meal. And when it comes to balancing your blood sugar and preventing cravings, feeling full and satisfied is a must.
Enjoying Plant-Based Low Glycemic Soups
Want to incorporate more low glycemic foods into your diet, but aren’t sure where to start? Give 18 Chestnuts a try! We’ve crafted our soups with fresh, local, and low-glycemic index ingredients to support healthy blood sugar levels.
With an extensive array of all-natural, fully prepared, and low-glycemic soup options such as Carrot Ginger Dill, Butternut Squash Pear, or Asparagus Shiitake, our gourmet soups will be sure to jumpstart your healthy eating journey.
18 Chestnuts crafts delicious, plant-based soups that deliver on nutrition and flavor. We offer soup delivery subscriptions and one-time orders. Whether you’re too busy to cook, want a nutritious meal option, have dietary restrictions, or want to send soup to someone who needs a comforting meal, 18 Chestnuts is for you!
This is a guest post written by Melissa Mitri, MS, RD