What Can You Do
The current diet of the average American consists of large amounts of packaged convenience food items. Unfortunately, they are almost always filled with these metabolism-bombs:
- Trans fat
- Unhealthy oils (hydrogenated oils for example)
The goal with blood sugar is to make sure it gets absorbed and utilized slowly so there aren’t any unnecessary spikes or dips. You can do this by replacing highly processed foods with whole foods options by aiming to fill at least half your plate with fruits and vegetables at each meal, sourcing your carbohydrates from vegetables rather than grains, and incorporating healthy fats, which will also aid in satiety.
Physical activity will help to lower blood glucose levels by increasing insulin sensitivity and also by stimulating mechanisms within the body that trigger the cells to take up glucose and use it for energy.
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