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By Marlien Wright | 7 Mar, 2023

Why should we eat to balance our blood sugar?

Most of us suffer from too much glucose (blood sugar) in our system – and most of us are unaware of it. This is due to a western diet that is refined carb-heavy and not informed by intelligent food combining. Blood sugar balancing is more than just ‘cutting carbs’ or ‘eating the right carbs’, it’s a shift in your eating philosophy with small changes that has a profoundly positive impact on your health.
How can you tell if you suffer from too much glucose in your system? Cravings, fatigue, infertility, acne, wrinkles, mood swings, foggy brain, weight gain. But even more concerning; over time elevated blood sugar can lead to the development of conditions like type 2 diabetes, cancer and dementia. These markers already present in our 40’s, but symptoms such as dementia and Alzheimers only start showing up in our 60’s. It is therefore imperative that we choose to shift to a blood sugar balancing meal plan – which can be applied to any diet or food prefernces.

Drawing on cutting-edge science and up to date research, blood sugar (glucose) balancing offers simple changes to help you reverse your symptoms – without going on a diet or giving up the foods you love. When you work with me I can help you draw up a meal plan that will incorporate:

  • Intelligent food combing: eating foods in the right order will help you lose/ or maintain your weight effortlessly
  • Adding specific ingredients to your meals that will allow you to eat dessert and still go into fat burning mode and prevent your blood sugar from spiking.
  • Adding a small change to your breakfast that will unlock your energy and cut your cravings

Why you should care about blood sugar balancing – even if you’re not diabetic

80% of non-diabetics are likely to experience blood sugar (glucose) spikes, with everyday foods such as breakfast cereal.

Flattening our glucose curves is the most powerful place to start for better health. With flatter glucose curves, we enjoy fewer cravings, better energy, more restful sleep, slower aging, improved fertility and sex hormones, better skin, fewer wrinkles, healthier heart, less cognitive decline, fewer menopause symptoms, easier management of gestational diabetes and type 1 diabetes, and less risk of type 2 diabetes.

Why spikes are more harmful than a higher but steady glucose level

 It’s the variability caused by glucose spikes that is problematic.

What happens during a glucose spike?

When we spike, our mitochondria become overwhelmed and start producing chemicals called free radicals. Free radicals harm our cells, mutate our DNA, lead to oxidative stress and inflammation. Sweet spikes do this even more than starchy spikes. Inflammation is the root cause of most diseases. Three out of five people will die of an inflammation-based disease

When we spike, our body ages. Each glucose spike leads to glycation, which is the process of aging of our body. Glycation leads to many age-related issues, from cataracts to Alzheimer’s. When we slow down glycation, we live a longer, healthier life and insulin gets released, and excess glucose gets stored as fat. Fructose gets stored only as fat. Weight loss is always preceded by insulin levels lowering. Lowering insulin is key to weight loss.

What benefits are there to balancing your blood sugar?

  1. Less hunger
  2. Fewer craving
  3. More energy & better sleep
  4. Better immunity 
  5. Better brain function
  6. Clearer skin and slower ageing (fewer wrinkles!)
  7. Fewer gestational diabetes problem
  8. Less risk of Alzheimer’s & potential reversal of cognitive decline
  9. Better mental health
  10. Lower risk of cancers
  11. Improved fertility
  12. Type 2 diabetes remission
  13. Non-alcoholic liver disease remission

I am excited to let you know I am about to publish a blood sugar balancing 7 day meal plan book, or get in touch if you would like to work with me for a personalised Blood Sugar balancing meal plan.

Here are the important elements to include in a blood sugar balancing meal:

Always ad a high quality protein + Always add a good fat (olive oil, avocado, nuts/ seeds etc) + Include lots of watery vegetables (cauliflower, broccoli, peppers, aubergine, spinach, tomato, cucumber etc) + Choose a complex carb (whole rolled oats, squash, quinoa etc).

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Wishing you all a peaceful and productive week ahead.

In dedication to your radiant health

Marlien x

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