This post is part of a series where I test my glucose response 1-hour & 2-hours after eating. I standardize the results as much as possible with the following rules:

Measure baseline glucose between 10 AM – 12 PM
No food for 12+ hours before the test
Allowed to drink 1 coffee & ~30 oz. of water
Eat 300 calories of one whole food
Measure blood sugar after 1-hour
Measure blood sugar after 2-hour

In the future I plan to vary the tests by eating meals or combining foods.

Click here to see all glucose tests, and read this article for my results!

As I was deciding on what to test this week, I found the perfect answer with an almost empty jar of peanut butter.

I don’t discriminate nuts and eat all varieties – peanuts, walnuts, pecans, macadamia, brazil nuts, almonds, cashews. So this will be the first of many similar tests.

Below is the macronutrient breakdown for this test:

Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container

Serving Size48g

  • Amount Per ServingCalories300
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 26g 40%
    • Saturated Fat 3g 15%
  • Sodium 10mg 1%
  • Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
    • Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
    • Sugars 3g
  • Protein 14g 29%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

    The two big takeaways this time were (a) As expected given 4 net carbs in the serving size, my 1-hour blood sugar response was low compared to previous tests, (b) however, this was the first test out of 8 where my 2-hour response was higher than my 1-hour glucose measurement.

    All of the numbers are relatively low, so it’s not worrisome, more likely an outside or unpredictable influence.

    With that said, I’ll be interested to see how the lower net carb nuts like macadamia stack up against peanuts.

    Here are the results:

    • Date: 11/17/2016
    • Food: Peanut Butter
    • Fast: ~12 hours
    • Base Blood Sugar: 87 mg/dL
    • 1-Hour Response: 91 mg/dL
    • 2 Hour Response: 93 mg/dL

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