Glucose (simple sugar) is a molecular building block that supports energy- in humans, plants, and other animals. We need this to keep our cells alive and our bodies functioning properly. Sometimes, we ingest too much or too little and our body suffers because of it. Consequences of too much glucose (or high blood sugar levels), also known as hyperglycemia, include damage to the pancreas (a vital organ – it creates insulin which balances blood sugar levels and also stores it for later use- glycogen), and damage to the blood vessels (atherosclerosis – or hardening of the blood vessels, which leads to vision loss, erectile dysfunction, poor circulation, and more).
Complications, such as Diabetes 1, can cause some individuals to struggle with glucose levels a lot. They have an error in insulin levels, which creates uncommonly high blood glucose levels. People with Diabetes 1 & 2, especially, may benefit from knowing this list. Too much glucose stored up and you might end up carrying around the unneeded weight with you everywhere you go. Consequences of too little glucose, hypoglycemia, include headache, loss of consciousness, clammy skin, and muddled thinking. So, for a healthier you… here are 10 foods that contain high glucose levels for your informed, intentional diet decision debut. Depending on your level of activity, you may wish to adjust your intake levels accordingly.
‘Golden nectar of the gods’, as historically labeled, honey has the highest glucose quantity of all naturally occurring foods. Be sure to buy local and organic in support of reducing transportation costs, negative environmental effects of the carbon footprint caused by exhaust emissions, and supporting your neighborhood!
Also, you may choose to support more ethically humane practices by purchasing honey sold by small, organic bee farmers, compared to the larger corporations who typically use pesticides and other practices often harmful to the bee colony. For more information on honey farming practices, check out Vanishing of the Bees, available on Netflix!