Have you been feeling low energy lately and finding it hard to lose weight? You may be eating too many processed or sugary foods that spike your blood sugar too high and leave you feeling tired because your body is working hard to break down all that sugar in your system. When you fail to break it down, that sugar gets stored as fat. And when you take yourself on a roller-coaster ride of up-and-down glucose levels thanks to turning to a candy bar or a white bread sandwich for quick sustenance, you’re stressing your body out and that causes fatigue, irritability, and more sugar cravings—which start the vicious cycle all over again. You’re also increasing inflammation, which may up your risk of Type-2 diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and other problems.
But you can get off this wild ride to feel more vibrant and healthy. Here are three easy ways to help keep your blood sugar in check:
Good Choice: Fill up with fibre.
Choose high-fibre, complex carbs like fruits, vegetables, legumes, and seeds that are slower to digest and keep your blood sugar stable.
Better Choice: Opt for whole grains.
When grains are processed, they’re stripped of their bran and germ so they impact your sugar levels more than whole grains that are not refined. Fibre-rich whole grains are also slow to move through your system, so you feel full longer and your blood sugar will not rise as quickly or as high as when you eat processed grains. People who consume more whole grains as a source of dietary fibre are at lower risk for diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and certain gastrointestinal disorders1.
Best Choice: Eat more sprouted grains.
Want even more fiber to fight blood sugar spikes? Sprouted grains to the rescue! Foods with sprouted grains contain more fibre and may have less of an impact on your blood sugar levels than regular whole grains2.
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