Did you know this about sugar?
Did you know this about sugar? My guess is probably not, so let’s talk about sugar, insulin and your gut health! You’ve probably heard about this hormone. But do you know what it is? It’s a hormone that is produced in the pancreas which regulates the amount of glucose in the blood.

When insulin levels are imbalanced, it can affect the gut microbiota (of course!). Proper insulin function is essential for regulating blood sugar levels, and unstable blood sugar can impact gut health. Basically your blood sugar and gut are related, shocking? Nope. So here’s a few quick things that help in terms of controlling your blood sugar:

One of the most important ways is to eat balanced meals. A balanced meal includes a combination of carbohydrates, proteins, and healthy fats to slow down the absorption of sugar and promote steady blood sugar. With eating a balanced meal, you want to be mindful of portion control as well! This helps you avoid overloading your body with too much sugar at once.

Fiber-Rich Foods are another great way to balance the sugar in your gut. They slow the digestion and absorption of carbohydrates, preventing rapid spikes in blood sugar. This includes foods such as fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Healthy fats are another great food source to be consuming; avocados, nuts and olive oil. They help regulate blood sugar and keep you feeling satisfied.

Lastly, limit added sugars! You can do this by minimizing the consumption of processed foods and beverages with added sugars. It’s important to read labels to identify hidden sugars in products; anything ending in “ose” is a great place to start.

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