BY CLAIR WHITTY
Let’s talk about balancing blood sugar levels and ways to curb sugar cravings for a healthier you. Long term problems associated with blood sugar imbalance can result in problems like diabetes, heart disease, obesity, chronic inflammation, hormone imbalance, and increased risk of cognitive problems.
Prediabetes is a health condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough yet to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes which can be prevented through diet and lifestyle. I’m not suggesting that you have no sugar in your diet, the brain needs glucose to function as this is its energy source. But you don’t need it from sugary treats, instead choose fruit, vegetables, and complex carbohydrates.
If you crave sugar, you could be lacking magnesium, or not have enough protein in your diet. Protein helps you to feel more satisfied from your meal. You might crave sugar when you’re are tired, stressed, hungry, or many women crave sugar at the time of the month.
Eat regularly and don’t skip your meals. Ditch the sweet treats and high sugar drinks. Add cinnamon to food as it may help lower blood sugar and fight diabetes by imitating the effects of insulin and increasing glucose transport into cells. Take a drink of water when you think you are hungry you might just be thirsty. A table spoon of cider vinegar diluted in water sipped with your meal can be helpful. Increase green vegetables as they are a good source of magnesium. Eat food rich in omega 3, an essential good fat, as this can help to turn on fat burner genes!
My favourite supplement to help you control blood sugar balance is New Nordic Apple Cider Vinegar Mega Strength tablets. It contains 1000mg highly concentrated apple cider vinegar per tablet with “the Mother” and chromium which contributes to the maintenance or normal blood glucose levels and therefore help to control appetite and cravings. Of course, excess sugar in your diet may be the cause of weight gain and this is an ideal in this occasion to use this supplement to balance blood sugars. Many of you love this supplement and tell me that it works for you, all the goodness of apple cider without the strong taste.
I believe that balancing blood sugars is one thing you can do ensure a healthier you.
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