By Dr Christiane Northrup
Blood sugar imbalances are linked with many symptoms and health issues, including type II diabetes, fatigue, weight gain and unstable mood s.
Type-2 diabetes has risen dramatically in recent years and one of the reasons for this is because the range for normal blood sugar is too high. This would go some way to explain why so many people have symptoms, like weight gain, unexplained fatigue and excessive thirst for years before they are diagnosed. So whats the solution to this problem? How do we balance our bodies blood sugar levels?
Here Are Some Useful Tips For Promoting Healthy Blood Sugar Levels:
1. Focus On Including Protein At Breakfast
If you’re only going to do one thing, then make sure to eat some protein at breakfast every morning. Aim for at least 10 gms. If you’re in a rush, then a low-glycemic shake with protein (or even a high-protein nutrition bar) is a good start. When you get protein first thing in the morning, it sets you up for “normal” blood sugar for the rest of the day.
Some other ideas for a protein breakfast include: porridge with mixed seeds (flaxseed, pumpkin, linseed etc…) eggs (poached, scrambled, fried or in an omelette), a nut milk smoothie with berries and hemp seeds, fish, sprouted bread with nut butter, grilled tempeh, and leafy greens – sauteed or in a smoothie.
2. Know That Blood Sugar Response Is Quite Individual!
3. Eliminate Wheat
4. Check Your Stress Levels
5. Consider Supplements
6. Make Friends With Stevia
7. Exercise To Burn Off Excess Cortisol
8. Stop Dieting!
If you’re going to eat sugar, just be sure to eat some protein and add lots of salad, green vegetables, beans, and other low glycemic foods to the mix. This will go a long way toward keeping blood sugar even. As an added bonus, over time, those with the stable blood sugar are the ones who lose their excess belly fat, too!
I know this topic isn’t particularly sexy. And I know these changes require commitment and discipline, which isn’t too appealing. But following this prescription is true preventive medicine. And incorporating even half of these tips will help you set the stage for better health on many levels.