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Top 8 Tips to Optimize Your Blood Sugar Level

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  • If you consistently consume a high-sugar, high-grain diet, your blood glucose level will be correspondingly high and over time your body becomes desensitized to insulin, requiring more and more of it to get the job done. Eventually, you become insulin resistant
  • Insulin resistance is one of the easiest health problems to correct. Eight of my top tips for optimizing and maintaining a healthy blood sugar level are reviewed
  • Intermittent fasting promotes insulin sensitivity and improves blood sugar management by increasing insulin-mediated glucose uptake rates. I recommend starting your intermittent fasting routine and monitoring your blood ketones as you go along. Once your fasting ketones are greater than 0.3 mmol/L, start incorporating partial fasting as described in “KetoFast”
  • If you are healthy, your fasting blood glucose upon waking should be below 90 mg/dL. Before meal time, your glucose level should read between 70 to 99 mg/dL. After meals, the level should be below 140 mg/dL
  • Radically limiting net carbs and increasing healthy fats are also important for blood glucose control, as are drinking plenty of pure water, eating more nuts and seeds, and strength training

Insulin is essential to staying alive; unfortunately, the vast majority of people have resistance to this essential hormone, speeding up the aging process and contributing to the development of degenerative diseases. Any meal high in grain and sugar carbs typically generates a rapid rise in blood glucose.

To compensate, your pancreas secretes more insulin into your bloodstream to lower your blood sugar. Insulin, however, is also very efficient at lowering blood sugar by turning it into fat. The more you secrete, the more fat your body will accumulate. 

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