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Manage Blood Sugar Naturally With These 4 Tips

Orange Icon  Manage Blood Sugar Naturally With These 4 Tips

Orange Icon  Manage Blood Sugar Naturally With These 4 Tips

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Did you know that you can lower your blood sugar naturally through diet? By including foods that control blood sugar as part of your regular diet, and learning how to pair those foods to have the least glycemic impact, you can quickly and easily keep blood sugar levels in check. And there’s more great news: a healthy weight loss plan can be delicious and simple to prepare... if you start with these 4 tips.

Choose well.

Choose Wisely

You are what you eat, so it’s vital you make the best food selections you can. This means choosing organic whenever possible. What exactly is organic food? It’s food that has been grown or raised old-school: no pesticides, no fertilizers, no antibiotics or growth hormones. Healthy, organic (or "wild" when referring to seafood) food choices include fruit and vegetables, meat, poultry, dairy, and fish.

Organic foods also contain more of the nutrients you need to maintain stable blood sugar levels, optimize the function of your immune system and digestive system, and improve overall health. For example, organic eggs and organic raw walnuts contain anti-inflammatory Omega-3 fats, whereas their conventional (non-organic) counterparts contain high levels of Omega-6 fats. An unhealthy balance of Omega-3 to Omega-6 can lead to an increase in inflammatory disease, such as type 2 diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, and autoimmune disorders. The bottom line is, it’s essential to incorporate more whole, organic foods into your diet.

Why are organic foods such an important aspect of a healthy weight loss plan? Since non-organic foods contain toxins, your body has to first try to rid itself of these poisons before optimizing any nutrition. That means it has to work that much harder to control blood sugar, absorb nutrients, digest food, and keep your immune system functioning... all before it can begin to focus on weight loss. Makes sense, right?

Eating a nutritious diet, rich in organic foods, is a simple fix that anyone can start using right away to improve their health. But, going organic is only a piece of the puzzle. It’s also very important to follow these three simple rules of thumb.

Eat more protein.

A simple way to increase the power of your diet is by incorporating more healthy proteins. Protein helps your body repair and replenish while making it easier to keep blood sugar stable.

The key is to choose the right protein sources. Again, it’s important to choose wisely when it comes to meats, poultry, dairy and fish. Look for the following labels:

  • • Organic (produce, meat, poultry)
  • • Grass Fed (meat)
  • • Pasture-raised (eggs, poultry)
  • • Wild (fish)

Organic, pasture-raised, grass-fed, or wild will mean healthy animals and fish; in other words, animals not subjected to sickness, antibiotics and growth hormones. They will have been fed the proper foods, allowing them to provide you with sources of protein high in CLA (conjugated linoleic acid, which increases the effectiveness of insulin) and the correct ratios of healthy Omega-3:Omega-6 fats for anti-inflammatory purposes. It is these delicious healthy protein sources that will help you maintain blood sugar control.

Use proper pairing.

Eating the right foods in the right combinations will tremendously impact your blood sugar levels (in a good way). When you include a protein every time you eat carbohydrates, you will naturally stabilize blood sugar, burn more fat and slow the release of glucose into your bloodstream.

Add some heart-healthy fats to the mix and you have the perfect meal!

Be regular.

Food on the Clock

 

By regular, we mean it’s important to do the following:

  • Eat well. It’s important to stick with as many organic food choices as possible and choose the best foods you can. Remember that what you eat will become part of your body.
  • Eat often. Get in a meal or snack approximately every 2-3 hours. This will help you stay satiated and keep blood sugar stable.
  • Eat appropriate portion sizes. When you pair protein, unrefined carbohydrates, and healthy fats, you will naturally eliminate uncontrollable cravings and overeating. 

Now you know the secret to effortlessly managing your blood sugar: smart nutrition controls blood sugar, it's as simple as that.  

By choosing well, pairing properly and staying on schedule, you, too, can eat more food, eat more often, and enjoy your food and feel satisfied. And, in the process, you’ll find that you can easily lose weight without starving yourself or counting calories.

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