7 ways to balance blood sugar
Feb 01, 2022
You may be asking, why should I balance my blood sugar? How does this even affect me? Or you might be seriously needing some help in balancing your blood sugar! Either way, we aim to lighten your load, by making it easier for you to incorporate healthy habits into your normal lifestyle.
First of all, Blood Sugar refers to the amount of sugar or glucose in your blood at any given time. If this is not balanced or in a normal state, it can lead to fatigue, or a loss of energy, it can cause issues with your moods and emotions, as well as cause unhealthy cravings and hormone imbalances.
Here are some of the benefits of a balanced blood sugar:
- Increased energy.
- Stable moods.
- Improved concentration.
- Weight loss/ stable weight.
- Reduced risk of adrenal fatigue.
- Hormone balances.
- Reduces cravings.
- Minimise risk of disease.
One might say that a balanced blood sugar can really change your life!
Here are 7 ways you can ensure you keep your blood sugar at a regular and normal level:
- Eliminate Processed Foods: Eliminate processed foods from your diet, especially refined sugars: These foods are endocrine disruptors, which means they can wreak havoc with your hormones, and cause unnecessary issues in your day to day feeling of health. Read more about these on our blog about processed foods.
- Quality & Quantity Control: Pay attention to the quantity and quality of the glucose/carbohydrates that you are consuming. Be aware of the carbs and sugars you are putting into your body. We recommend sticking to natural, good carbohydrates like potatoes, sweet potatoes and pumpkins, and the natural sugars found in fruit and raw honey. Not too much and not too little, but just the right enough in your daily meal portions.
- High Quality Fat & Protein: Make sure you get enough high-quality fat and protein. You can read in some of our previous blogs about fats and proteins, and how necessary these food groups are to a balanced and healthy diet.
- Choose Low GI foods such as lean meats, fish, beans, legumes, vegetables, nuts and seeds and whole grains.
- Avoid high GI foods such as bread, pasta and crackers; and sugars and sugary foods such as sweets, pastries, soft drinks and corn syrup.
- Detox heavy metals and other toxins from your system, as these can interfere with your bodies natural ability to handle glucose.
- Make good lifestyle choices, such as adequate sleep, movement, and focus on stress management. These all play a role in balancing your blood sugar.
Your Lifestyle Is Important
The last from us on this, for now, is that we really believe in the power of good nutrition and a balanced lifestyle. Your body was built to move, so go for beautiful walks, enjoy the scenery on a run, and find time to look after your stress management as well. Eat good, real food, and maintain those spaces and pockets of ‘me’ time. You won’t regret focusing on overall balance!
Disclaimer: We are not qualified health professionals, and if you are needing to check your blood sugar levels and get further advise, then we encourage you to please see your healthcare professional. It is always a good idea to get your levels checked at the Doctor if you are unsure.