Blood sugar balance - why is it important for you and me?

The importance of having a good and stable blood sugar is often associated with having diabetes, but blood sugar is important for absolutely all people. We all have a blood sugar, and how blood sugar behaves have very much to say for how you have it in your everyday life , and for the present and future health.

How we eat and live affects your blood sugar our all the time. We can say that the blood sugar level is a mirror of how you live. It is affected by what you eat and drink, physical activity, stress inner turmoil and poor sleep.

When hungry rodent, it can be easy to resort to fast carbohydrates, because it is convenient and because we get fancy such food which provides us with fast energy, so get your blood sugar up quickly. We resort to the bread, baguettes, buns, soft drinks, biscuits or cakes. We Norwegians also have a tradition for a lot of bread food, potatoes, and the appearance of a lot of pasta and pizza in the last few decades. This is food that gets the blood sugar to rise quickly, but unfortunately it falls almost as quickly. This leads to swinging blood sugar, as shown in the curve below.

Low blood sugar

With the drop in blood sugar comes discomfort: We are sour, grumpy, tired, daff, unable to concentrate, impatient, irritable and sensitive. We may also get a headache and feel defeated, struggling to get things done, and because we are made as we are, we get again the need for foods that can get your blood sugar back up carbohydrates. So your blood sugar will continue to swing.

High blood sugar

That your blood sugar is out of balance, can be marked in several ways. The plagues that had come when your blood sugar gets too high, varies namely from person to person. The most common problems is that you are getting tired, relax, thirst, and must pretend to water more frequently than otherwise. A part will also get decreased sexual desire and ability, increased weight, depressive mood swings, they will find that wounds heal poorly and may get frequent infections.
Stable blood sugar provides contrast well with the energy and surplus, stable mood and joy, good combustion of the food, better sleep, better digestion, as well as stable and long-lasting satiety.
There are many health important reasons to keep your blood sugar stable. Unstable blood sugar is associated among other things with an increased risk of:

-Diabetes type 2
-Heart - disease
-Several cancers
-Chronic inflammatory conditions

Hormone balance

Our body is programmed to have a stable blood sugar of around 5, and it wants the body to be – the work day and night to regulate your blood sugar so that you and your body can have the best possible together. There are many hormones that do this in an interaction. The main hormone is insulin.
Insulin is a hormone that keeps the sugar from the blood to be transported to the liver and muscles where it is to be consumed as energy, stored as glycogen (sugar store). Insulin is lagringshormonet our.
When you eat fast carbs rising blood sugar quickly and a lot, and this provides a signal to the pancreas to secrete insulin into the blood, the higher the blood sugar, the more insulin your body will produce. If the availability of fast Carbohydrates are high, excess blood sugar is stored as fat so that the weight increases.
Get this continues over time, it can lead to that the pressure on the pancreas destroys the insulin-producing cells, and that the body's cells become "numb" the insulin. This is called insulin resistance. As the blood sugar level will not be adjusted down, and you may develop diabetes type 2.

Insulin is vital – but large amounts of insulin is actually a health hazard
Prolonged overproduction of insulin can lead to:
-Diabetes type - 2
-Fat storage, and increased food and sweet cravings
-More inflammation
-High blood pressure
-Unfortunate cholesterol levels-Poor sex drive and infertility-Depression and alzheimer's disease
-Increased risk of cancer

What should you eat?

The energy you get from the food you eat. The energizing nutrients, carbohydrates, proteins and fats. Carbohydrates are the only nutrient that gets the blood sugar level to rise, and especially the quick carbohydrates found in sugar, foods that contain sugar, flour and food products of flour, as well as white rice and pasta. We also have the slow carbohydrates found in whole grains, vegetables, nuts and legumes. These foods, we will certainly eat every day, as they contain a lot of fiber, vitamins and minerals as well as affect your blood sugar low.
Proteins and fats get your blood sugar to remain stable, so it is important to select the clean protein sources from fish, meat, eggs, dairy, nuts and legumes, as well as good fat sources from fish, olive oil, nuts, seeds and avocado.

Came in the balance

To live better, eat right, use your body physically as well as ensure good sleep and stress management will both blood sugar, hormones, and you achieve a good balance. Everyone will experience huge and immediate change in both weight and health to post about the diet, but we know that change can be difficult to get to, and therefore we shall help you with it! Follow-up and guidance over time it is for many the key to success. 

‼️There are many health important reasons to keep your blood sugar stable. Unstable blood sugar is associated among other things with an increased risk of:

  • Overweight
  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes type 2
  • Multiple cancers
  • Chronic inflammatory conditions
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