Friday, 31 July 2015

Keep Your Blood Sugar Level in Balance

  1. Limit or eliminate sugar spikers: sodas, sports drinks, desserts, and alcohol 
  2. Make meals and snacks with foods that will be slowly transferred into glucose in the blood such as salads, veggies and beans. And balance meals with protein like nuts, seeds, legumes and free range or grass fed meats.
  3. Eat every 3-4 hours except when sleeping. Portion size and quality of food is important here. The idea is that when you eat healthy foods more frequently, you won’t overeat because your blood sugar is better balanced.
  4. Up your fiber intake. Fiber helps maintain energy levels and prevents a spike in blood sugar. You can get it in whole foods like whole grains, vegetables, and legumes.
  5. Enjoy a couple servings of fresh fruit each day to satisfy your sweet tooth. The naturally occurring sugar in the fruit is far safer and healthier.
  6. Do something you enjoy each day. Instead of reaching for a sugary snack, get outdoors, get creative with a craft project or exercise with a friend. Doing a fun activity can replace the feel good sensation you temporarily get from eating sweets.

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