01 Nov Eating to Maintain Balanced Blood Sugar Levels
What you eat can impact how you feel each and every day.
Your food choices impact your hormones, including your insulin levels. Insulin, the fat storage hormone, is secreted by your pancreas when you have a high level of sugar in your blood stream. A typical misconception is you only need to avoid sugar to avoid blood sugar issues. However, simple carbohydrates, like white rice, pasta, and bread, can also cause blood sugar spikes, since your body metabolizes them as sugar. Did you know that a cup of white rice is the equivalent to 11 teaspoons of sugar when it’s metabolized in your body? (1) This is why you can often feel hungry an hour after eating a meal with a lot of white rice, starchy carbs or simple sugars. Unfortunately, the more your blood sugar rises, the more your energy will be unstable and your cravings for sugar and starchy carbs will increase.
The best way to combat this is to make sure you are not eating starchy carbs or sugars alone. Instead, choose complex carbohydrates like basmati rice or legumes, and pair them with proteins and low carb veggies, like leafy greens, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, string beans and cauliflower, and include a good source of protein like pastured chicken or eggs, wild fish, grass fed beef or fermented tofu or tempeh. Instead of drinking a glass of apple juice, eat an apple with a handful or nuts or seeds. Pairing your complex carbohydrates with proteins and non-starchy vegetables will help your body breakdown carbohydrates more slowly, keeping you more satisfied and less likely to experience cravings.
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