What Foods Balance Blood Sugar?

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12 Ways To Balance Blood Sugar, A Holistic Nutritionist Explains

Do you regularly experience food cravings, mood swings, irritability or fatigue? If so, you may have a blood sugar imbalance. According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1/3 of Americans are at imminent risk of becoming diabetic, and 90% of those at risk don’t even know it! Maintaining healthy blood sugar levels is crucial for optimal health and minimizes your risk of chronic conditions such as diabetes, metabolic syndrome, Alzheimer’s and heart disease. Understanding Blood Sugar When you eat sugars and simple carbohydrates, these foods release glucose into the bloodstream very quickly, spiking your blood sugar. This spike forces the pancreas to produce excess insulin, which escorts the sugars out of the bloodstream and into the cells. Over time, when insulin levels are driven up over and over several times a day (due to too much sugar in the blood), the pancreas gets worn out and cells become resistant to accepting any more sugar. This excess sugar in the blood keeps blood sugar levels unnaturally high and insulin ends up storing it as fat. This can lead to visceral (abdominal) fat, weight gain and unhealthy cholesterol. As you can see, it Continue reading >>

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  1. Kamran

    > Ketosis: Muscle destroyer or Muscle saver?

    We've heard the pro-low-carb side of the story. Ketosis preservers nearly all lean muscle mass when dieting (or even helps gain lean muscle mass when in a calorie surplus while minimizing fat gain, (assuming your weight lifiting)).
    However, the anti-low-carb cult, and even many of our low-carbers over there at lowcarbmuscle.com, believe that Ketosis (especially while in a calorie deficit) can result in huge amounts of muscle loss.
    Who should a confused low-carber listen to? Someone please help me :help: :help: :help: :help: :help: :help:
    I've lost over 110 pounds on a low-carb diet, and I know I've lost a LOT of muscle. I'm trying to gain all the muscle back, before I follow a more moderate carb approach for life. Whenever I add carbs back in to my diet for a day or two, I bloat up, and my stomach becomes huge (my dream one day is too see a six-pack on my belly). I assume that is because its alot of loose skin, and intra-cellular water likes to go there first. I want to now gain muscle while following a low-carb, or carb cycling approach, because I don't want to bloat oup with water or get tremendous amounts of fat while gaining muscle. I'm currently following "The Anabolic Diet". 5 days of extremely low carbs, then a 1 or 2 day carb refeed. I know the Carb-refeeding has a good effect on the metabolism, as I increase calories and carbs on that day. Can anybody help me.? :'(

  2. Dodger

    The only studies that I have seen that measured body fat and muscle loss on various diets showed that low carb plans were the only ones in which muscle mass was not lost. I would like to see the studies that indicate that ketogenic diets cause muscle loss.

  3. TBoneMitch

    I train with weights and have much more muscle after 3 1/2 years of low carbing than before low carbing.
    I also trained many people who gained muscle on a low carb diet.
    I eat anywhere from 50-150 grams of carbs a day, more on days when I bike to work (15 km one way).

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