A balanced blood sugar is so important. Dysglyceamia (fluctuating blood glucose levels) can cause a myriad of health issues and greatly affect health, well-being and vitality.
When we eat food that raises blood glucose levels such as sugary snacks, baked products such as crisps, starchy foods or refined carbs, the body breaks down the sugar into glucose molecules, and is then absorbed into the blood stream.
In response, insulin is produced causing the cells to take up the glucose for energy. Blood glucose levels then return back to normal. If however, we eat a lot of foods that raise blood glucose levels we experience peaks and troughs where levels are really high, and then drop really low due to high levels of insulin being produced to compensate and a high take-up by the cells.
I’m sure everybody has experienced a low blood sugar when you feel shaky and irritable and just need something to eat now and the sugary and naughty the better!!! Every once in a while this is not a problem, however, if this is constantly happening over the day from eating a refined breakfast, sugary snacks throughout the day and minimal protein at lunch it can become chronic and this can fuel weight gain, anxiety, depression, fatigue and low energy levels, as well as headaches, migraines, hormonal issues, PMT ..…. you get the idea.
''If one hormone is out of whack you can pretty much guarantee the rest are too''.
Worse still, low blood sugar levels stress the body causing it to release stress hormones that then starts a perpetual cycle of high and low blood sugar, and the continuation of symptoms. The dysregulation of hormones in this way affects many areas of the body, if one hormone is out of whack you can pretty much guarantee the rest are too. Regulating blood sugar is something you can do on your own by eating a low Glyceamic Load diet (so eating foods that don’t raise blood sugar and cause insulin spikes,) and really will help reduce a whole array of chronic ailments.
''If you want to lose weight you want to prevent high insulin spikes''
High insulin levels are detrimental to long term health, and can also cause a whole array of health issues such as high blood pressure, elevated triglycerides, ( fats in the blood stream ) as well as hormonal and menstruation related issues. It is also known as the fat storage hormone as insulin signals the body to store fat, so when you are trying to lose weight you want to prevent these insulin spikes.
So what to do about it
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