Blood Glucose Response Test – Peanut Butter

peanut-butter-organicAs 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.

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.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 48 grams
Servings Per Container 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 300 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g 40%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 10mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 3g
Protein 14g 28%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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