Posts Tagged ‘blood sugar’
I discovered more information on slowing the absorption of sugar in your blood to lessen mood swings so I thought I’d share it with you.
I don’t know about you but I can use all the info or insights I can get relative to mood swings to help with menopausal symptoms. So here goes, by combining high-quality carbohydrates with lean protein you may be able to slow the absorption of sugar in your blood which can result in reducing mood swings.
High fiber carbohydrates are those rich in soluble fiber such as oats, barley, and certain fruits and veggies.Â Here is an example:Â an egg white omelet with lots of veggies, grilled chicken and various peppers along with a whole grain bread or wrap, stir-fry with your favorite fish and lots of beautiful green broccoli.
So here’s to healthy eating, lowering our blood sugar and reducing those nagging mood swings.
To your excellent health!
In this day of fast foods and “want it now” culture we may find ourselves consuming too much in the the way of refined carbohydrates…As for me, I’m not big on sodas, but carrot cake, oatmeal cookies and apple pie are my weakness.Â Frankly, I will “walk a mile” for a scrumptious oatmeal cookie.Â
I find the key is maintaining a balance…no extremes…
So regarding refined carbohydrates sources such as soda, candy, fruit juice (yes, even fruit juice), jam and syrups can elevate and cause cause drops in your blood sugar.Â
WhenÂ your blood is effected it may cause you to feel irritable and tired. Breads and pastries, such as crackers, bagels, rice white bread, made from refined flour, can produce the same effect because of the quick break down into our digestive system which forms blood sugar.Â
Bottom line whole grain foods which digest slower because of the higher fiber content don’t reek havoc on our blood sugar and support blood sugar stability.
So the next time you say,Â “yes” (or we say yes) to that slice of pie, cake, cookies and or candy…remember moderation is the key….or better yet, opt for the whole grain replacement.
To your excellent health,
I sure by now you have heard a lot about refined or concentrated sources of sugar working against your optimal health.Â Well, if you are like me you want a bit of the “sweet” stuff every now and then. Â
But I have to caution you to be careful ofÂ your consumption of the refined carbohydrates like soda, candy, fruit juice, jam and syrups which have been known to cause major upward swirling of your blood sugar…which is definitely not hot flash help.
The rise in your blood sugar can cause you to feel on edge, irritable, stressed out and just plain tired.Â Refined starches such asÂ white bread, crackers, bagels and white rice have the same effect on you.
Refined starches break down rather quickly in your digestive system to form blood sugar.Â So bottom line,Â to avoid the mood “blues” it is best to go with whole-grain versions of these foods. Whole grain foods, such as whole grain, product and unprocessed foods, are not digested as quickly and because of the higher fiber content keep your blood sugar consistent….not that can help with overall menopause symptoms and possible hot flash help.
To your excellent health!
THE MANY BENEFITS OF, YES, BANANAS
Do Yourself A Huge Favor and Take A Minute To Read This Information
Note-Â I found this great article online, couldn’t identify the author, but wanted to share with myÂ wonderful readers…the magnificence of bananas…If you are suffering from the discomforts of menopause, or whatever else, bananas can’t help but benefit you because they support both physical and mental well-being…enjoy….plus they are a downright cheap! So if you are seeking ways to stop hot flashes naturally read on.
Three natural sugars -sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber. A banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy.