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Habits for Healthier Blood Sugar

By Sara Butler

Obesity and diabetes are running rampant in America today. That’s why there’s no time like the present to be aware of how the food you’re eating is impacting your blood sugar; having high blood sugar can lead to several potentially dangerous side effects to your health. Luckily, there are a few habits you can practice that can help you stay healthy and keep your blood sugar under control.

Eating Healthy Fats

When you eat healthy fats, it slows down the rate at which the body absorbs sugar. That helps to prevent your blood sugar from spiking and then suddenly crashing. Many people think that fat is unhealthy, but eating the right kinds of fat is actually incredibly healthy for you. To keep blood sugar under control, healthy fats such as nuts, seeds, avocado, coconut oil, and egg yolks should be a part of a balanced diet.

Spacing Out How Often You Eat

It’s become a bit fashionable to eat many small meals instead of just a couple large ones, but that may not be the best approach for blood sugar. That’s because eating frequently can disturb the natural hunger signals of the body. Your best bet is to simply wait until you’re hungry to eat, and then eat.

This may be hard to get used to if you’re used to eating many small meals throughout the day, but you’ll start to get used to it after just a couple of days. Paying attention to your body’s hunger signals will help you to understand when you actually need a full meal instead of a just a small snack. After that, things should fall into place!

Enjoy Some Protein

Just like fat, protein is essential to help regulate your blood sugar and your hunger naturally. It helps you to feel fuller for longer, too. Make sure you’re getting a good dose of lean protein every day such as eggs, peanut butter, and other lean meats.

Go Whole Grain

Soluble fiber helps to increase the amount of time it takes your stomach to empty after you eat. This helps to prevent spikes in your blood sugar, too. You just have to be careful and remember that whole grains still count as carbohydrates, so make sure you’re paying attention to the serving size so you can keep tabs on what you’re having – which is very important when it comes to controlling diabetes through diet.

Blood sugar is something that should be on your mind, but as you can see, a little effort goes a long way in controlling your blood sugar naturally!

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Bossier City, La. 

 

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