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Day 27:

Blood Sugar: The Highs and Lows

Day 27 - Blood Sugar The Highs and Lows

Unless you have diabetes, you may not think about your blood sugar (glucose) levels very often. However, blood sugar levels play a critical role in everyone’s overall health, both physical and emotional. Today Andrea shares some tips on how to keep your blood sugar levels balanced.

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Blood glucose is the main sugar present in blood and your body’s main source of energy. The food and beverages you consume are the sources of your blood sugar, which is transported to your cells via the bloodstream. Blood glucose also has a critical role in regulating hormone levels (and mood) and increasing metabolism to help you lose weight.

If your blood sugar levels are low (hypoglycemia), you may feel shaky, hungry, sweaty, and have a racing heart. These symptoms can happen if you skip meals or exercise hard, and they occur because your body is starved for glucose; that is, your blood sugar levels are too low. A quick and easy way to remedy this is to eat or drink something that contains sugar, such as a piece of fruit, but more importantly the key is to eat smart choices throughout the day so you can maintain consistently healthy blood sugar levels and avoid these dips.

Below are some tips on how to maintain healthy, balanced blood sugar levels (which in turn will help maintain even energy levels and mood).[1]

  • Don’t starve yourself! Eat smaller portions more often, about every three hours. That means a small snack between breakfast and lunch, and between lunch and dinner.
  • Eat a balance of protein, healthy fats, and complex carbs at every meal.
  • Keep hydrated with water, herbal teas, and/or water with lemon.
  • Focus on foods that are low on the glycemic index and glycemic load.
  • Keep high-sugar treats to a minimum and eat a moderate amount following a meal that contained protein and healthy fats.

Maintaining health blood sugar levels will help you feel great, maintain a healthy weight, and keep your health in check[2]. 

[1] Dr. Oz. Balance your blood sugar, keep off the weight.  http://www.doctoroz.com/article/balance-your-blood-sugar-lose-weight

[2] http://www.doctoroz.com/article/balance-your-blood-sugar-lose-weight

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Andrea Donsky, B. COMM, is an Author, Registered Holistic Nutritionist (R.H.N.), Editor-in-Chief, and Founder of NaturallySavvy.com. Her passion is to inspire people to make enlightened choices for healthy living. Andrea has combined her background and expertise as both a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and an entrepreneur to educate the public on living an organic and non-GMO lifestyle through the creation of her businesses, books, articles, videos, speeches, and media appearances.