Blood Glucose Response Test – Heavy Cream

heavy-creamI’ve consistently claimed that I should lower the amount of dairy I eat.

I’ve read personal accounts from those who suggest it can hinder weight loss and potentially affect your blood cholesterol levels.

Because of this, it’s usually recommended in moderation on the keto diet (about 1-2 oz. daily).

Today, I tested my blood sugar with heavy cream to see if there would be any noticeable spike that might correlate with this outcome.

To my surprise, my blood glucose levels dropped AFTER drinking 300 calories worth of heavy cream. Unlike the black beans last time, this was incredibly easy to throw back plain. Cream is delicious.

The results might not be so clear, though…

I’ve been having a hard time holding off on morning exercise (good problem), and decided to workout this morning which I normally don’t do on the day of my glucose tests.

Part of the motivation to not skip the workout was because I cheated the night before with a dessert. My justification was that I’ve been lifting heavier and can afford the extra carbohydrates.

Let’s be honest, I shouldn’t have done it!

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 87 grams
Servings Per Container 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 300 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32g 49%
Saturated Fat 20g 100%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 120mg 40%
Sodium 33mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 2g
Protein 2g 4%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Was my blood sugar elevated in the morning because of this late night cheat?

Did the heavy cream go towards replenishing me after the workout, causing the steady decline in blood sugar in the hours after eating?

Not quite sure.

One thing I do know – of the 6 foods I’ve tested (salami, oats, cheddar, quinoa, black beans¬†and¬†heavy cream), my 2-hour blood sugar was lower than my baseline only after eating dairy with cheddar and cream!

I must look more into how dairy affects your body, because judging from my glucose response, I handle it pretty well.

Here are the results:

  • Date: 10/14/2016
  • Food: Heavy Cream
  • Fast: ~12 hours
  • Base Blood Sugar: 93 mg/dL
  • 1-Hour Response: 92 mg/dL
  • 2 Hour Response: 83 mg/dL