Insulin is the hormone that injects blood sugar into your cells giving you instant energy. That is why eating fast acting foods, processed food with added sugar and made with refined flour, spikes the blood sugar. This will cause the body to produce insulin. With the body producing extra insulin, it will cause the blood sugar to drop too low therefore, zapping your energy.
When eating fast acting foods such as bagels or doughnuts the body goes into production and produces more insulin. This will cause the blood sugar to drop causing an energy loss. The body responds with mood wings, mental fuzz and memory lapses. This cycle must be repented about every two hours. These highs and lows are not good for the body.
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High blood sugar causes diabetes and affects the kidneys, nerves, eyes, heart, and brain. It will trigger inflammation which can lead to heart disease and possibly cancer. It also elevates cholesterol and triglycerides.
Eating the right foods can help prevent high blood sugar. A Brazilian study found that women who ate three apples a day maintained lower blood sugar levels than the women that did not. Women who eat one apple a day are 28% less likely to develop type II diabetes.
Drinking Apple cider vinegar before a meal will help to lower the blood sugar. Water soluble fiber supplements enhance blood sugar control such as guar gum, psyllium, glucomannan, seaweed fibers and fenugreek seed powder or fibers. Keeping the blood sugar level is likely to delay or possibly prevent diabetes.
Because gas can be produced while using water soluble fibers, start with a small dose, about one or two grams with meals and before bedtime then gradually increase the dosage to twenty grams. It will take a few days for the digestive system to adapt.
Perhaps avoiding these foods will help in controlling your blood sugar:
-Pretzels, cakes, muffins, and pastas
-Cereals, candies and bake goods
-Empty calories foods, chips, microwave pop-corn and other processed package foods
-Margarine, butter and shortening
-Smoked and cured meats such as hot dogs, bacon, sausage and ham. Smoked and cured meats contain sodium nitrate or sodium nitrites. These compounds are used to prevent spoiling and are linked to the risk of type II diabetes.
An individual who has diabetes should keep in mind those foods, activities and medications that influence the blood sugar. Check it often, this will help to create a plan to approach and treat diabetes. Prevent the risk of developing long term complications by keeping the blood sugar as normal as possible.
And as always check with your healthcare professional before starting or change your course of therapy.
Carolyn Bell Smith, committed to helping others improve their health, lifestyle, fight sickness, disease, and building a strong immune system. Author and creator, Healthy LifeStyle and More, and LifeStyle Tips Newsletter.
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