Monthly 'Souper' Newsletter Topic: Blood Sugar Low Down

Monthly 'Souper' Newsletter Topic: Blood Sugar Low Down

Cracking the Code: Blood Sugar Basics

First things first, let's get down to the basics. Blood sugar, also known as glucose, is like fuel for our bodies. It provides energy to our cells, tissues, and organs, keeping us up and running throughout the day. 

According to the National Diabetes Service Australia 16 out of 100 adults in Australia have pre-diabetes. the precursor to Type II diabetes. This is due to the ultra processed Westernised diet, striped of nutrition and laden with artificial sweeteners and sugar.

The goal of feeling energised and alert throughout the day, along with weight loss and reduced cravings is achieved through having a stable blood sugar measurement throughout the day, rather than spikes that dictate energy soars and crashes.

So this is where the magic happens with this knowledge – our food choices directly impact our blood sugar levels. When we chow down on a delicious meal or snack, our bodies break down the carbohydrates into glucose, which then enters our bloodstream. This is why you might feel a sudden surge of energy after indulging in that tasty treat.

But not all carbs are created equal. Foods high in refined sugars and simple carbohydrates, like fizzy drinks and lollies, can cause a rapid spike in blood sugar levels, followed by a crash. On the flip side, complex carbohydrates found in whole grains, fruits, and vegetables are digested more slowly, providing a steady stream of energy without the rollercoaster ride.

The Balancing Act: Managing Blood Sugar

So, how can we keep our blood sugar levels in check? It's all about balance and moderation. Incorporating a variety of nutrient-rich foods into our diets, such as lean proteins, healthy fats, and fibre-packed veggies, can help stabilize blood sugar levels and keep cravings at bay.

Macro sequencing your meals by eating fats, fibre and proteins before your carbohydrates also helps reduce the spike, ensuring steady energy and no sweet cravings.

The Power of Prevention: Long-Term Health Benefits

But wait, there's more! By maintaining healthy blood sugar levels, we're not just preventing those mid-afternoon slumps – we're also reducing our risk of developing serious health conditions like Alzheimer's, cancer and heart disease. Now that's something to chew on!

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