Blood Sugar To Die For
Keeping your blood sugar under control is so important, your life depends on it….And the quality of your life depends on it. Diabetics die an average of 15 years earlier than people without and diabetes has almost doubled just in the last 10 years.
Risk Factors = High blood pressure over 140/90
High Uric Acid
BMI 30+ Type II
How we eat and live makes a major difference in whether or not you develop diabetes so the good news is that you have a lot of control over the outcome.
The amount of sugar adults get from alcohol and sugar drinks including soda has quadrupled from 1965-2002.
12 oz soda = 10 tbsp sugar
12 oz 100 % orange juice = 9 + tbsp sugarh
Some symptoms you could experience include:
heart attack is a huge first sign
extreme fatigue 2-4 hours after a meal
tingling and numbness hands and feet
slow wound healing
long term low sugar can lead to diabetes as well
What are some things you can do?
Keep blood sugar and insulin levels normal by exercising and losing weight
Drink more water! By drinking half your body weight in water can help by clearing out excess sugar in the blood. Of course you don’t want to drink 16 ounces all at once but small amounts through out the day is best.
Be careful with carb intake and the types of carbs you are eating.
We are talking refined carbohydrates, anything that turns to sugar quickly in the body such as white flour bread, cookies, cakes, etc.
Get more fiber in your diet daily. A diet including 25 grams of soluble and 25 grams of insoluble fiber will lower blood sugar and insulin levels.
Eat more protein in your diet throughout the day in small amounts
Essential fatty acids like fish oil, flax seed, and organic eggs actually help to
protect the membranes of insulin receptors and reduce inflammation.