Does coffee increase your glycemia?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 23, 2011 at 4:01 PM

In this study http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19114405 , after a potato-meal, coffee + 10 g sugar reduced postprandial glycemia by 20%, while pure coffee increased glycemia by 28%.

Has anyone measured their glucose levels after coffee and coffee+sugar? What were the results? What about for long-term vs short-term drinkers?



on October 23, 2011
at 05:41 PM

That's probably due to reactive hypoglycemia, especially when mixing starch with sugar. You could also become hungry after that. In other words, just coffee with a potato may not drop your blood low enough, since less insulin will be used. That's just my guess, I'm not entirely sure.

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on January 02, 2012
at 11:51 AM

Disclaimer: I haven't measured my blood glucose levels after drinking coffee, ever, so this is just what i have experienced.

Back when i was still sweetening my coffee with sucrose i used to get seriously hypoglycemic ca. 1h after drinking my coffee (feeling cold, shaking hands). It was just 1 tsp of sugar, tho. I never got this kind of reaction from ingesting 10g or more of sucrose from, for example, candy. So there might be something to the combination caffeine + sucrose, just as the paper suggests.



on November 28, 2012
at 06:23 PM

drink organo gold without sugar and it wont increase it. http://mycapturepage.com/cp23.php?id=470

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