Balanced blood sugar is absolutely required for good health! When blood sugar is not balanced it can lead to fatigue, weakness, anxiety, sleep troubles, pain, moodiness, irritability, weight gain, and eventual diabetes.
Balancing blood sugar is always one of my first treatment goals when working with patients one-on-one in my clinic because I know that it can be the root of many of their problems. It has to be handled and fixed right away!
Here are some easy steps you can take now to balance that blood sugar. Do it - your body will be happy and grateful.
One ~ Eliminate Sugar
➢ Don’t eat foods or beverages containing sugar. Avoid artificial sugars and minimize natural sugars too.
➢ Read labels: Corn syrup, corn sweetener, sugar dextrose, glucose, fructose, brown sugar, cane sugar, beet sugar, turbinado sugar, date sugar, raisin syrup, maple syrup are all sugar and are best avoided in even small amounts.
➢ Avoid the use of artificial sweeteners as a substitution for sugar. Research has shown that artificial sweeteners can cause aggravated hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), loss of diabetes control, and precipitation of clinical diabetes in persons who were free from disease. In diabetics, it has caused an aggravation of complications related to diabetes.
➢ Naturally sweet foods must also be avoided and/ or minimized. These include honey, fruit juice, grapes, raisins, dried fruits, fresh fruits, jams and jellies.
➢ Avoid all the following: ice cream, cake, candy, soda (all carbonated beverages), pies, pastries, canned jellies, preserves, jello, most cold breakfast cereals, fruit juice, punch, breakfast syrups, and most processed food items.
For a healthy sugar treat in the day, select one 4-oz. serving from the list below. Make sure the fruits are fresh and organic whenever possible.
Two ~ Eat protein rich and/or complex carbohydrate rich foods
Eat complex carbohydrates and protein rich foods in small to moderate amounts (in 1 to 4 ounce servings) at most meals or snacks. This is in addition to other types of healthy foods that you enjoy, such as vegetables.
Three ~ Eat small, frequent meals
Eat small to moderate amounts of food every few hours, particularly if your energy is low. For example, eat 3 moderate meals daily. You can have one, two or three between meal snacks as desired, or as needed to keep your energy and concentration up.
Taking the above steps to regulate your blood sugar, just may fix some other symptoms you didn’t even realize were related to dysfunctional blood sugar. If it does not solve everything for you, there may be other factors. I will continue to write about these other health factors in future emails. And you are also invited to book a visit with me if you want to fast-track your road to health with a comprehensive, personalized treatment plan.
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