Your Gut and Blood Sugar Balance
When it comes to blood sugar, your gut health is a key component! That's because your gut contains good bacteria that help break down food and keep blood sugar levels in check. When you have a healthy gut, your good bacteria outweigh the bad, and this helps keep your blood sugar levels stable. But when your gut is out of balance, it can lead to spikes in blood sugar. So how do you keep your gut healthy? Here are some tips:
-Eat plenty of fiber-rich foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and beans. Fiber helps keep things moving through your digestive system and helps to keep blood sugar levels stable. But make sure that the fiber is nonGMO and preferably organic. It's not that we don't have will power, our cravings are all a function of our blood sugar being unstable. The best way to help with this is to make sure you start your day with fiber and protein and low sugar. Watch how your day will change!
-Include probiotic-rich foods in your diet like yogurt, kimchi, sauerkraut, and miso. Probiotics are the good bacteria that live in your gut and help keep it healthy.
-Avoid processed foods, artificial sweeteners, and excessive amounts of sugar. These can all disrupt the delicate balance of good and bad bacteria in your gut.
-Manage stress levels. Stress can wreak havoc on your gut health, so try to find ways to relax and de-stress. I love the 4-7-8 breath. Breathe in for 4, hold for 7 and let it out or 8. Powerful!
By following these tips, you can help keep your gut healthy and blood sugar levels stable!
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