WHAT IS BLOOD SUGAR REGULATION?
FOOD CHOICES THAT ENSURE SUSTAINED ENERGY RELEASE THROUGHOUT YOUR DAY LEAVING YOU FEELING SATISFIED AND ENERGIZED AND NOT REACHING FOR THOSE QUICK FIX “EMPTY FOODS” THAT LEAD TO WEIGHT GAIN.
Our modern western diet is full of processed packaged food with additives and sugar. Current nutritional guidelines STILL maintain a low fat and high carbohydrate diet to meet our energy needs, therefore encouraging us to eat the majority of our “calories” as carbs!
This age old instruction has led to higher blood sugar levels that has in turn led to an overworked pancreas trying to produce enough insulin to try and bring down these levels and force glucose into cells.
It is important to note that the body’s capacity for storing glucose (glycogen) is limited.
With all this excess insulin, liver and muscle cells can become de – sensitized to insulin. THIS IS NOT THE CASE FOR OUR GREEDY FAT CELLS! As insulin levels increase more glucose is diverted to fat storage.
For optimal blood sugar regulation it is particularly important to limit the amount of refined carbohydrates and refined sugars (including white flour in breads and baking and soft drinks), as well as artificial sweeteners and caffeine in the diet.
Incorporate more raw food into diet such as fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds which have coarser textures SLOWING DOWN the PASSAGE OF FOOD through the gut.