If you’re serious about your health, maintaining balanced blood sugar should be a top priority. Blood sugar, otherwise known as glucose, is the primary type of sugar in your blood. Blood sugar is sourced from the foods we eat. It is one of only two ways in which our bodies produce energy.
This is crucial to support blood sugar stability. To build a balanced meal, include all three macronutrients: protein, carbs and fat. Pick a protein, such as fish, chicken, meat, eggs, beans, tempeh or collagen protein powder. Include a natural source of carbohydrates, such as vegetables, fruits or whole grains. Then add a source of healthy fats like coconut oil, olive oil, ghee, butter, avocado, nuts, or seeds.
While there is a common misconception that skipping breakfast is a great way to burn fat and reduce weight, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Without the kick-start of calories provided by a healthy breakfast, your body will burn off existing tissues – including lean muscle mass – in order to wake itself up and get your blood-sugar levels within the required range.
We all crave the sweet taste every once and a while. Rather than bombarding your body with processed sugar and inflammatory refined grains, add naturally sweet vegetables to your diet to satisfy your sweet tooth. Sweet vegetables include sweet potatoes, yams, parsnips, beets, carrots, onions and winter squashes. These are all great sources of complex carbohydrate to eat as part of a balanced meal.
Exercise reduces blood sugar by improving glucose metabolism. It helps the body usher sugar out of the bloodstream and into the tissues and muscles to be used as fuel. Exercise (like resistance training on a ball or working the arms with a band) also helps build muscle, and the greater your lean body mass, the better your body will be able to control blood sugar levels.
Getting an adequate amount of good, quality sleep plays an important role in many aspects of maintaining good health. Balancing blood-sugar is no exception. The recommended amount of how much sleep a person needs each night may vary depending on who you ask, however the answer generally falls somewhere between 7 – 9 hours.
This Mini glucose monitor is really easy and convenient to use. Just touch the end of the test strip to your blood sample and it automatically draws up blood. It has a large, easy-to-read display with descriptive texts and is very user-friendly with a simple three-step testing. Regular blood glucose testing with monitoring system can provide you with information on how your treatment program affects your blood glucose level and can also help you keep your diabetes under control.
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