Keep Your Blood Sugar Levels Optimal

January 22nd, 2016

Some would say that monitoring and managing blood sugar levels is only for people with diabetes. But that's not true. Research shows that another consequence of the contemporary lifestyle is also a frequent rise of blood sugar levels. We hurry and don't take enough time to prepare balanced meals, move too little, constantly feel stressed, and the stress hormone raises our blood sugar as well … All these facts suggest that on average we are all in risk for health problems, connected with poorly balanced blood sugar.

The after-holiday time is a good opportunity to consider our options, as many of us decide to go on a diet these days. We often forget that a healthy diet shouldn't be a short term intervention. Instead we should find a way to make sticking to a balanced healthy eating plan a long term lifestyle change. And the low glycemic diet could be right up our street.

The Diabetes Diet Is the Best Eating Plan for Most Everyone

Actually, the nutrition recommendations for people with diabetes are to eat balanced and rich in nutrients meals that include counting carbohydrates, and checking the glycemic index and the glycemic load of the consumed foods. So, if the modern lifestyle problems mentioned before affect us, we should look up to this eating plan too.

But how can we estimate the effect of the certain food on the rise of our blood glucoses level? The influence of the carbohydrates on blood sugar is represented by the glycemic index (GI) and glycemic load (GL). Scientists tested many foods and the tables with the relevant quantities of GI and GL are publicly available. What they mean and how they can help us is presented in the nutritional advice about low glycemic foods and diet. Besides that you'll also be able to find a list of most common foods with their GIs and GLs there.