How to Shrink Blood Sugar Spikes and Stabilize Glucose Levels

“”I have the right to do anything,” you say- but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything” -but not everything is constructive.”   1 Corinthians 10:23

In the previous part of this double feature (click here to review) we learned how riding on the blood sugar roller coaster can be bad for your heart, blood vessels, hormones, brain and other organs.

Blood sugar peaks 1-2 hours after eating and returns to normal in 3-4 hours.  The roller coaster involves extremes which are beyond the normal stable ups and downs of blood sugar.

That doesn’t have to be the case. It is possible to lessen the blood sugar extremes keeping our body in a happier place.

How can we do that? Continue reading “How to Shrink Blood Sugar Spikes and Stabilize Glucose Levels”

Why Blood Sugar Spikes are Harmful and How to Moderate Them

Blood sugar spikes and crashes can be harmful to your health and should be avoided even if you are not diabetic. Continue reading “Why Blood Sugar Spikes are Harmful and How to Moderate Them”

“Better” Sugar Choices

Your body needs a little sugar. Natural sugar is the best option. Unfortunately, we tend to use quite a bit of added sugar.

While sugar is sugar and no added sugar is good for you, there are some sugar choices that are better than others. That’s not to say they are healthy, but they are less harmful than poor sugar choices. The key is  Continue reading ““Better” Sugar Choices”

How Much Sugar Should You Have a Day?

Our bodies need some glucose, but excessive sugar consumption is bad for our body and brain. How much sugar is okay to have? How much sugar is excessive? Do you even have an idea of how much sugar you consume per day?

According to the ADA (American Diabetes Association) and AHA (American Heart Association) Continue reading “How Much Sugar Should You Have a Day?”

Sugar Challenge

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13

I challenge you to cut back on the amount of added sugar you are consuming. Harmful sugar / Healthier sugar is still sugar. In excess, it still does harm to your body. Continue reading “Sugar Challenge”

Spotting Sugar in Your Food

Are you able to recognize all the names for sugar in your food? Some of it can be tricky. There are usually several kinds used in a product.

It’s important to know what you are eating. Ultimately, it’s just better to make it yourself so you have more control over what you put in your body. You only have one you after all, so take care of it. If you have to have sugar, some choices are better than others. I’ll save that for another post.

It doesn’t matter what it is called, it is still sugar. If you have too much it will adversely effect your health. Continue reading “Spotting Sugar in Your Food”

12+ Health Risks Linked to Excessive Sugar Consumption

If you find honey, eat just enough- too much of it, and you will vomit.” Proverbs 25:16

Everyone loves a little sugar every now and then. However in the U.S. our sugar intake has become excessive. This leads to all sorts of health risks for us. Ever wonder how sugar can hurt your health?  Continue reading “12+ Health Risks Linked to Excessive Sugar Consumption”