07 Oct 2015

EAT YOUR PROTEIN AND VEG BEFORE CARBS TO HELP KEEP BLOOD SUGAR IN CHECK

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Protein and veg before carbs helps keep blood sugar in check

The order in which we eat food could play a vital role in how our bodies manage post-meal blood sugar and insulin levels.

A study, published in Diabetes Care, tested the effect of food order using a typical Western meal – incorporating vegetables, protein, and carbohydrate – on post-meal (postprandial) blood sugar and insulin in overweight and obese people with type 2 diabetes.

The team found that eating protein and vegetables before carbohydrates was linked to lower blood sugar and insulin levels after the meal.

Carbohydrates raise blood sugar, but it is hard to give them up. By being aware of the order you consume your carbs, vegies and protein might be the answer.

Herbs that can help regulate blood sugar levels include Gymnema Sylvestre, Ashwaganda, Milk Thistle, Billberry, Cranberry and Cinnamon.

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