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Balancing blood-sugar

Balancing blood-sugar

Admin99 | 30th March 2021

Balancing blood-sugar levels is an art

We want neither to be in a hypo-glycaemic or hyper-glycaemic state. We really want to stay somewhere in between. However, many of us spend the day on a blood-sugar rollercoaster. Up and down and all over the place. 3 pm chocolate anyone?

When we eat, our body releases insulin, which mops up the glucose molecules and shuttles them into our cells to store as energy. When we ingest sugary foods and refined carbs, our sugar levels quickly spike and then quickly dive again as insulin does its job. This leaves us feeling low and can lead to cravings and cycle repetition. In more extreme cases, insulin resistance, diabetes and other morbidities.

A Nutritionist can help you to get off the blood-sugar rollercoaster.

 

Three things you can do to help stabilise blood-sugar levels:

 

1 Eat protein with each meal.

2 Choose wholefoods over refined and convenience foods.

3 Try to eat foods with a low glycaemic load (low GL foods) that take longer to digest.

 

This is particularly important if you are struggling with energy levels, erratic moods, cravings or are diabetic or prediabetic.