On November 14th, we celebrate international diabetes day. This is a day to remember the importance of healthy eating habits and an active lifestyle.
When it comes to reducing insulin and blood sugar levels, what we eat plays the starring role. That's why we've decided to write this blog with some tips on what type of food you should eat and/or avoid if you want to keep your sugar levels under control.
According to The American Diabetes Association, the recommended diet for the general public is a diet centered on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes (peas and beans), and low-fat dairy products. You can go deeper into this topic by clicking here.
Now let's talk about WHY these foods are better for your sugar levels than refined carbs (white bread, pasta, rice, candy, soda...). The answer is actually pretty simple. Vegetables, whole grains, legumes, and fruits are richer in fiber. Our bodies digest high-fiber foods more slowly, which means a more moderate rise in sugar blood. Crazy, huh?
There are also two types of fiber: soluble (found in beans, dried peas, oats, and fruits) and insoluble (found in whole grains). Apparently, soluble fiber helps reduce blood sugar levels by improving insulin sensitivity.
We will never get tired of repeating how important is for our bodies a correct eating habit. We are what we eat, and our body is a temple. We MUST treat it with the respect and the care it demands. This being said, here is a FREE list of foods that will put you on the right path to changing your bad eating habits, as well as some tips on hormonal balance and weight loss.
Natashia- Certified Transformation and Nutrition Coach BN, worked as an RN in internal medicine for several years before becoming a full time stay home mom of four. In 2019, she lost her young husband to cancer. Now, penetrating the beauty industry, Natashia and her brand Mia Adora™ are on a mission to help make women’s beauty and wellness game easier. Read more