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5 Powerful Strategies To Crush Inflammation & Master Blood Sugar


5 Powerful Strategies To Crush Inflammation & Master Blood Sugar

Blood sugar control is not just important for people with diabetes. Healthy blood sugar levels are essential for everyone to maintain optimal health and prevent chronic diseases such as heart disease, obesity, and metabolic syndrome.

The Importance of Maintaining Healthy Blood Sugar Levels

Maintaining healthy blood sugar levels is critical for optimal body function. 

When you eat carbohydrates, your body breaks them down into glucose, which is transported to the cells for energy by insulin. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas that acts as a key to unlock the cells to allow glucose to enter.

If your body does not produce enough insulin or your cells become resistant to insulin's action, your blood sugar levels can become elevated, leading to a condition called hyperglycemia. Over time, hyperglycemia can cause damage to organs and tissues in the body.

High blood sugar levels, or hyperglycemia, can lead to complications such as nerve damage, kidney damage, and cardiovascular disease. 

But, there's more to the story.

When you have chronically high blood sugar levels, it leads to chronically high levels of insulin as well. 

Insulin resistance, a condition in which the cells in your body stop responding to insulin's signal, can occur due to consistently elevated insulin levels. 

Insulin resistance can lead to metabolic dysfunction, which can lead to the development of chronic inflammation.

Chronic inflammation is a driver of many chronic diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, and cancer and can damage tissues and organs, leading to long-term health consequences.

Tips for Managing Your Blood Sugar Control

  1. Eat a Balanced Diet - Eating a balanced diet that includes a variety of foods can help maintain healthy blood sugar levels. Include plenty of vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats such as avocado and nuts in your diet. For example, try starting your day with a veggie omelet made with spinach, mushrooms, and bell peppers, or a bowl of oatmeal with almond butter topped with toasted almonds and wild blueberries.
  2. Limit Simple Carbohydrates and Sugars - Simple carbohydrates such as white bread, pasta, and sugary drinks can cause blood sugar spikes. Limiting these types of foods can help maintain healthy blood sugar levels and prevent insulin resistance. Try swapping white bread for whole-grain bread or pasta for spaghetti squash, and choose filtered water or unsweetened tea instead of sugary drinks.
  3. Exercise Regularly - Exercise can help improve insulin sensitivity, allowing your body to use insulin more effectively. Aim for at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise most days of the week. Some examples include brisk walking, cycling, swimming, or dancing.
  4. Get Enough Sleep - Sleep is essential for hormone regulation, including insulin. Aim for at least 7-8 hours of sleep per night to help maintain healthy blood sugar levels. Try establishing a bedtime routine, such as taking a warm bath or reading a book before bed, to help promote restful sleep.
  5. Manage Stress - Chronic stress can affect your blood sugar levels by increasing cortisol, a hormone that can cause insulin resistance. Finding ways to manage stress, such as meditation, yoga, or deep breathing exercises, can help balance your hormones and prevent insulin resistance. Try carving out time each day for self-care activities, such as a relaxing bath or a nature walk to try 4-7-8 breathing.

Blood Sugar Balancing Recipe: Chickpea & Avocado Salad

This delicious and nutritious salad is perfect for maintaining healthy blood sugar levels. It's rich in soluble and insoluble fiber, quality protein, and healthy fats, which can help keep you feeling full and satisfied while also keeping your blood sugar levels stable.

Ingredients:

  • 1 can of organic chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 ripe avocado, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced
  • 1/2 English cucumber, sliced
  • 1 Red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 8 fresh basil leaves, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin, Cold Pressed olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Organic apple cider vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine the chickpeas, avocado, red onion, cucumber, bell pepper, basil and cherry tomatoes.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil and apple cider vinegar to make the dressing.
  3. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to coat evenly.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.

Maintaining healthy blood sugar levels is crucial for overall health and well-being

High blood sugar, high insulin, insulin resistance, and chronic inflammation are all interconnected and can lead to long-term health consequences if not managed properly. 

By following a healthy diet, exercising regularly, getting enough sleep, and managing stress, you can maintain healthy blood sugar levels and reduce your risk of chronic diseases. 

So, start today by trying out the delicious and healthy chickpea and avocado salad recipe above, and enjoy the benefits of a healthy lifestyle!

Check out my website at https://rerootnutritioncoach.com/ to learn more about my practice.

Want to dive deeper into how to manage your blood sugar, as well as other nutrition and lifestyle skills to kick your inflammation to the curb?

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During this call, we'll discuss your current health obstacles and define a winning solution for you to get you back out there again.

Here’s To Kicking Your Chronic Inflammation To The Curb!



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