It is very important to keep our blood sugar levels balanced. If we’re not careful, this will lead to blood sugar crashes which leads to cravings and the cycle will continue. This can eventually cause Diabetes so it’s essential to watch our diet and lifestyle. Follow these preventative measures to ensure stabilised levels.
Avoid sugary foods, white refined carbs, alcohol, sugar, fruit juice and caffeine.
Eat a substantial breakfastthat contains slow release carbohydrates. Examples include whole grains, oats, brown rice, and millet. This combination takes much longer to digest and the sugars from the foods are released slowly. An insulin response is therefore avoided.
Eat a complex carbohydrate rich lunchthat contains some fats and proteins. Examples include brown rice noodles in miso soup with steamed vegetables and sesame oil, lentils with brown rice, free range eggs and whole grain bread, avocado salad with fresh vegetables, nuts and seeds.
Eat healthy snacks that contain mostly fats and proteins. Examples include pumpkin seeds, guacamole and bell peppers, whole grain bread and olive oil, apple slices with almond butter, carrot sticks with hummus.
Eat a moderate dinner with mostly proteins and vegetables. Examples include chick pea and vegetable curry, salmon with steamed kale and chard, lentil and vegetable stew.
Keep blood sugar balanced through the night by eating a snack containing slow release carbs and a small amount of protein and fat. A small handful of nuts or seeds would suffice.