Managing your blood sugar levels are important if you want to live a long, healty and fulfilling life. It help you diminish you afternoon slump, improve your gut micro biome and you will most likely feel much more energized throughout the entire day. Thanks to THIS podcast I got introduced to the work of Jessie Inchauspé (@glucosegoddess). She is a biochemist who has made it her mission to help people naturally manage their blood sugar levels and the results from her studies are incredible.
1. Apple Cider Vinegar
The health benefits of apple cider vinegar are many and have been recorded in plenty of studies thorughout the years. However, there is one perk of having apple cider vinegar that has gone under the radar for a long time. Taking a shot of apple cider vinegar right before your meal has a huge effect on your blood sugar.
2. The Order in Which You Eat Your Food
By eating your foods in a specific order you can help to reduce your blood sugar.l Start with your greens, then your fats and proteins and lastly your carbs. This is benefitial to your blood sugar levels as well as your digestion. If I am having a fruit on an empty stomach I always make sure to eat a small piece of my fave vegetable right before and, if it's available, a spoon of apple cider vinegar.
Pro tip! Have your sallad with an apple cider vinegar dressing to kill two birds with one stone!
3. Eat a Savoury Breakfast
Swapping out a sweet smoothie for a savoury omelet gets you off to a good start and you will crave less sugary things throughout the day.
4. Move 10 Minutes After Eating
Finnishing a typical meal should not have you feeling uncomfortably full or even paralyzed (ofc it happens once in a while but we all know how bad it makes us feel). Moving 10 minutes after you have consumed a meal feels like less of an uphill battle if you have eaten until you are just about satisfyed and doing some movement will really help your blood sugar levels.
Fun fact! Engaging your calf muscles in particular has been proven to have even more effect!
5. Dress Your Carbs
Instead of having only bread, pair it ith some healthy fats and proteins aswell. It can be as simple as to put butter on your toast or pair your grapes with cheese!
6. Consume Whole Foods
That includes fruits as well, for example it is recommended to opt for a whole apple instead of apple juice. By juicing your fruits and vegetables you loose a lot of the fibres and are left with simple sugars. This applies to all food groups; whole potatoes vs mashed potatoes, chicken fillet vs chicken nuggets etc.
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