How to address blood sugar once and for all
A healthy blood sugar level is important for both diabetes patients and thyroid disease patients. The most efficient way of addressing blood sugar is changing the diet. Once the blood sugar is in check, some symptoms such as anxiety, palpitations and hair loss will disappear. Blood sugar surges cause a multitude of health issues in diabetes patients and a rise in thyroid antibodies in thyroiditis patients.
Experts recommend a green vegetable smoothie, say kale smoothie, for breakfast. Avoid anything that could cause high blood sugar like carbohydrates and fruit juices. Yes, taking fruit juice for breakfast could cause hyperglycemia. Also, one should avoid foods that cause sensitivities because they can trigger autoimmune attacks.
Unfortunately, the standard American diet encourages taking a lot of sugar at breakfast. Coffee with sugar, orange juice, and cream cheese form a standard American breakfast. Stop and think the amount of sugar and calories in that meal, the figure is overwhelming.
Eat a healthy breakfast. An example of a healthy breakfast is bacon and eggs accompanied by a cup of coffee sweetened with stevia instead of sugar. Keep a diet journal, which is a journal where one jots down how they feel after every meal. The journal can help point out food sensitivities.
Here are guidelines to follow in observing a blood sugar regulating diet
- Start by eating after two or three hours
- Include fat and protein rich foods in the diet
- Cut down the intake of caffeine
- Avoid grains
- Do not fast
- Do not take candy before bedtime
- Fruit juice is not good
- Take a fat and protein rich snack after two or three hours
- Take breakfast immediately after waking up and no later than an hour
- Breakfast is mandatory
- Observe a carbohydrate to protein ratio of 2:1
- Eat a meal with a glycemic index below 55
Nuts, boiled eggs, protein shakes, jerky, and seeds are healthy snack options.