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.
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.
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