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How to Keep Insulin Levels in Check Throughout the Day

How to Keep Insulin Levels in Check Throughout the Day

Try these four tips to naturally improve your insulin levels for a healthier you.

Every 1 out of 10 people in America has diabetes. This leads to a whopping number of 37.3 million people living with diabetes at the moment and a good percentage aren’t even aware of it. Diabetes demands lifestyle changes to ensure wellness and maintain insulin levels in the body.

Type 2 diabetes is generally lifestyle-related, so the good news is that you can often times prevent getting it by having a diet and lifestyle that is healthy. If you are looking for ways to keep insulin levels balanced throughout the day, these four tips will help. 

Diet check

diet for blood sugar

You must make conscious food choices and opt for food varieties that fit the bill for you. Two food types that are a must for you to keep insulin levels balanced are protein and fiber. 

Protein has an insulinotropic influence on the body- meaning that protein breaks down slowly and doesn’t instantly kick up blood sugar levels. Fiber also helps keep insulin levels in check. Insoluble fiber improves the absorption of nutrients while not being broken down or absorbed in the body. Such fiber increases insulin sensitivity and secretion through this he production of glucagon, like Peptide 1. Reduce your intake of carbs and sugar to maintain your blood sugar levels.

Exercising

walking for insulin levels

Staying active is essential for good health and keeping blood sugar levels balanced. Any form of exercise is a good place to start. Go for at least a 20-minute walk daily to get moving, preferably after meals. Taking it further, moderate or high-intensity exercises should be a part of your daily routine. Such workouts help muscles absorb most sugar and keep insulin levels in check. It also increases insulin sensitivity in the body naturally. Try to get a good dose of exercise before breakfast for improved health.

Intermittent fasting

circadian fasting

A brilliant way to keep your insulin levels at a desirable rate is intermittent fasting, and specifically circadian fasting. When you fast, you don’t eat straight for 14-16 hours or more. This causes your body to use the fat stored in the cells for generating energy, leading to effective and healthy weight loss. This process helps in metabolic reprogramming which has a positive impact on your insulin levels too. Intermittent fasting for at least two months shows good results by reducing insulin resistance in the body and preventing type 2 diabetes to a certain extent.

More water, less alcohol

water for diabetes

When your kidneys are working properly, they naturally flush out a good amount of sugar in the urine. But when you are dehydrated, a hormone called vasopressin is produced that prevents kidneys from releasing sugar in the urine, leading to blood sugar spikes. And if you are a heavy drinker, it can cause further complications. High alcohol consumption reduces insulin sensitivity so keep your alcohol consumption under control. Increase your daily water intake to keep your insulin levels in check.

If you aren’t sure about what diet to follow for improved insulin levels, book a 1:1 consultation with me today. Let’s start living the healthy way and not let diabetes degrade our quality of life.

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