TIPS FOR MAINTAINING A HEALTHY BLOOD SUGAR BALANCETIPS FOR MAINTAINING A HEALTHY BLOOD SUGAR BALANCE https://www.delphineremy.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/6-1024x1024.jpg 1024 1024 Delphine Remy | Holistic Nutrition & Eating Psychology Coach Delphine Remy | Holistic Nutrition & Eating Psychology Coach https://www.delphineremy.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/6-1024x1024.jpg
Maintaining healthy blood sugar levels is something that is extremely vital for enjoying good health. Luckily, with just a few lifestyle changes you can easily maintain the blood sugar levels.
Tip 1: Stop Skipping Breakfast
You are not doing anybody any favors by skipping breakfast. To get the most out of the most important meal of the day opt for a protein rich breakfast as it will provide you with sufficient energy for the day to come. Avoid starting the day off with sweets such as pastry breads to offset getting caught in the roller coaster of high and low blood sugar levels.
Tip 2: Get Comfortable with Complex Carbohydrates
Not all carbohydrates are bad. A simple step to maintain the blood sugar levels is to have some complex carbohydrates (brown rice, beans and legumes, sweet potatoes, quinoa, etc) with every meal.
Tip 3: Pile on the Fiber
Other than protein fiber is also something which you should be feeding your body in adequate amounts. Chia seeds, legumes, oats, nuts etc. are all good sources of fiber and will keep you feeling full for longer. You would not be consuming too much of sugary/processed foods then.
Tip 4: Go Easy On Yourself
Your mental health is equally important as your physical health, in fact there is such a strong correlation between the two that you can simply not overlook either of the two.
Too much of stress can result in adrenal fatigue which can have an adverse effect on blood sugar. Indulge in some light exercises like yoga, deep breathing etc. to keep yourself calm and collected.
Tip 5: Antioxidants are Your Best Friends
Acai berry, pomegranate, Brussels sprouts, red bell peppers, beets etc. are all rich sources of antioxidants. Increasing antioxidants in your diet can also help you maintain blood sugar levels.
Tip 6: Low-Glycemic Foods
Potatoes, beans, oats etc are all types of low-glycemic foods; they take a long time to break down in the intestine which causes them to release glucose at a much slower rate.
Tip 7: Essential Fatty Acids to the Rescue
Cold-water fish, hemp seeds etc are rich sources of essential fatty acids. They can also help to maintain a healthy blood sugar balance.
Tip 8: Get Addicted to Cinnamon
When it comes to maintaining insulin sensitivity, nothing does a better job at it than cinnamon. The polyphenols in them make cinnamon an ideal item to include in your super-food-items list.
Preparing a Stabilizing Blood Sugar Grocery List
There are certain food items that go a long way in helping you stabilize blood sugar. When you are out doing your grocery, make sure to get your hands on these super delicious and super healthy food items.
Looking for a perfect snack that would fill you up but also not spike up your blood sugar? Buy some almonds! Also, plenty of researches show that almonds can also help you reach your weight loss goals that much faster. Other than almonds walnuts are also a must have item. Rich in omega 3 fatty acids they are really good at balancing blood sugar.
To get a good dose of potassium, B Vitamins and iron, buy yourself some Quinoa. This green leafy plant is also a good source of protein. Since it has a grain-like texture to it, Quinoa is also a great healthy alternative to rice and couscous.
Hummus is another good way to fill up on protein. It’s very fulfilling and blood-sugar friendly. For bonus points, try making your own hummus at home with sprouted chickpeas or beets. It’s super easy and nutritious. Another high protein rich food item is lentils. They are easy to make and offer plenty of nutrients. Millet is rich in fiber and protein and can help maintain blood sugar levels. It’s also great for keeping your colon healthy. Avocados are a must have item. Not only do they provide several nutrients of their own, they also help you absorb additional nutrients. A healthy diet and active lifestyle will go a long way in stabilizing your blood sugar levels.
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