There are a variety of reasons you may want to control or alter your blood sugar level. Maybe you recently found out you have Diabetes, or you have had it a long time and are looking for encouragement or new ideas to motivate and keep you on track for your health! Or, maybe you are doing research because you are interested in doing a strenuous physical activity, such as running a marathon, triathlon, or taking a long hiking or rock climbing adventure. With all these strenuous physical activities, where often limited supplies can be carried, you will need to be prepared for intense physical conditions… Keeping a reasonable blood sugar level is a part of the ability to have energy to keep moving on!
These foods will give you long lasting energy, without the acute spike in blood sugar that foods dense in carbohydrates give. Foods that contribute to erratic blood sugar levels include simple sugars like white bread, candy, and other instant gratifications. In small quantities they can be endured by the body, but mass quantities wreak havoc. These 20 foods listed below are dense, rather, in nutrients your body needs to fuel you throughout your day. Fiber, vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals (anti-inflammatory, anti-disease, antimicrobial, etc.), and antioxidants are prolific in these 20 foods.
1. Brussles Sprouts
There is a smorgasbord of delight & variance in the beautiful world of vegetables to choose from. The insoluble fiber in Brussels sprouts is shown to help prevent type two diabetes. Some people complain about having to eat their Brussels sprouts, but I am seeing them more and more frequently in grocery stores and on menus at popular restaurants, such as Eatzi’s.
I also have always considered them a great, and easy and cost-efficient option for cooking and consumption. The added benefit of maintaining healthy blood sugar levels and cholesterol, doesn’t hurt.