Soup | Gestational Diabetes UK
It's cold outside and you want something warm and filling. You know a salad just isn't going to cut it, but you don't want a large meal. What do most people fancy? Soup!
Soup may may seem like a great meal on a gestational diabetes diet, warm, filling, nutritious. But wait!...
This tin of soup contains 34g of carbs, that's 8 tsp of sugar
Did you know that a can of soup can contain as much as 34g of carbs, that's the equivalent to 8 tsp of sugar! Plus you most probably will dip some bread in there too, so even if you pick a better tolerated one like Burgen soya & linseed (11g carbs per 800g slice), that could easily be 45g carbs or 11 tsp of sugar with little protein and fat to help 'pair ' or slow down the release of that sugar.
On this post we'll share with you lots of better alternatives for soups and some hints and tips. We'll also share some of most commonly used soups that causes ladies problems.
Soup releases sugar faster into the bloodstream
Just like with anything blitzed, pureed, or mashed, soups have been cooked down and very often blended. This means that your body has to do less work to break down soup and glucose will be released faster into the bloodstream. To help this, when making soup you could eat it chunky and increase the protein and fat in the soup to help slow down the release of glucose.
Tinned soups can have high carb amounts, usually the nutritional information on the labels are shown per 100gand you will no doubt be eating more than 100g. A standard tin of soup is 400g and so most will eat at least 200g. Some cans have nutritional informa Continue reading