Working with my clients, I have realized that more and more people are struggling with blood sugar imbalances.
An important aspect of our health is maintaining a balanced blood sugar level because it improves our physical and mental performance and thus may aid in our weight loss journey.
More so, it helps you to cope with stress, helps prevent type 2 diabetes, and lessens cravings.
The good news is that plenty of foods help to balance our glucose levels.
Remember, it is also important to consume foods that you enjoy.
You want to eat enough and feel satisfied, thus, avoiding overeating and poor choices.
So, what should be part of your daily meals to balance blood sugar levels?
You can never eat too many greens. For the best blood sugar benefits, go for nutrient-dense, low-carb greens like spinach, kale, and broccoli. These greens are also rich in protein and calcium, which help your body in multiple areas. A delicious way is to toss these greens in salads with olive oil and chunks of salmon. Studies have shown that these three vegetables significantly improve patients who are constantly battling with their sugar.
Fruits are always a must, but for blood sugar-specific management, choose low-fructose fruits such as cantaloupe, raspberries, blueberries, kiwi, and blackberries. You can enjoy them as a snack throughout the day or toss them in your salad, smoothies, or acai bowls.
Protein is essential for slowing down glucose absorption in your body, which helps regulate your blood sugar levels. Add foods to your diet packed with protein, like wild salmon and other types of fish, beef and lean meat, cottage cheese, Greek yogurt, and eggs. My go-to snack idea, which I highly suggest you try, is celery sticks dipped in all-natural peanut butter. This snack is rich in protein and only contains a good kind of fat.
Herbs and Spices
Herbs and spices are natural supplements for balancing your sugar levels. They not only add flavor to your dishes but may also help your hormones lower your blood sugar. Some spices, like turmeric, contain anti-inflammatory properties, and cinnamon which helps balance your sugar.
Cut out sugary, high-calorie drinks from your diet. Add drinks like cinnamon tea, lemon water, and cucumber juice to your daily routine.
Whole-grain foods that are also rich in protein, like millet and quinoa, provide and store energy without causing spikes in your blood sugar levels.
Beans are a good source of protein, low carb, and rich in fiber, all important factors in balancing your blood sugar. Hummus, lentils, and garbanzo beans are good examples and great dietary choices. Remember to soak them the night before to promote easier digestion.
Nuts like almonds and walnuts contain healthy amounts of fiber, protein, and healthy fats and are a low-carb snack idea.
Remember that balanced blood sugar levels are crucial to a healthy and prosperous life. It prevents disruption of your body’s functions and helps your overall health.
Try balancing your sugar the natural way by changing the way you eat.
You’ll be amazed at the difference!
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