Glucose can be quite a tricky subject for non-diabetic people to grasp. However, with the right guidelines, you can find yourself to be more informed about this important component of your blood sugar.
In part one, we discussed the basics of what glucose is and what our blood sugar level should be like. As we continue, here are eight important things that can negatively affect glucose that non-diabetics should be more aware of regarding their health.
1) Carb Consumption
Glucose is the brain’s form of energy for the body. There’s no way to have enough brain glucose if you don’t have enough carbohydrates in your meals. Carbohydrates should make up 50% of your daily caloric intake. That means not just counting the total amount but also the good and bad ones. Overconsumption and underconsumption can make or break your blood sugar levels.
2) Insulin Resistance
Insulin is what transports glucose from the bloodstream to where the glucose is needed for energy in your body. Keep in mind that you need more insulin to transport the glucose. Insulin resistance can be counterproductive and hinder your blood sugar levels, so it’s best to look into how that can be remedied.
Certain illnesses that feel sick and listless when your body is not producing enough glucose. This is because your bloodstream is not supplying the glucose that your body needs to function. You must have a stock of glucose to have enough energy to fight an illness.
If you do not exercise, your body will use glucose more rapidly than if you exercise and move more. This is true for diabetic and non-diabetic people alike. The more you move and burn glucose, the more your body will need to make more glucose. Taking a walk, doing yoga, or going to the gym are all good forms of exercise.
Non-diabetics who snack throughout the day and overeat may fill themselves with more glucose than they would if they ate three normal meals. Eating smaller meals and accompanying those with vitamins throughout the day makes it much easier to keep your glucose levels balanced.
6) Skipping Meals
In addition, skipping meals is not a good idea for non-diabetics. You will find that your glucose levels will get lower and lower throughout the day. Eating breakfast supplies you with glucose to get you through the morning and into lunch, whereas eating lunch and dinner stabilizes your glucose levels throughout the day.
7) Belly Fat
Having belly fat can be very unhealthy. It puts you at risk of a variety of health problems. If your body is overweight and has fat on the belly, you store excess glucose in that area. You need to eat a balanced diet and have a decent amount of exercise to prevent this from happening.
8) Poor Sleep
It is a fact that if you do not have enough sleep, it will affect your glucose levels greatly. When you sleep, your body produces and releases a growth hormone that helps with your glucose levels. Not getting enough sleep can lead to diabetes and other health problems.
With all the information you need about what’s negative for your blood sugar, make better choices about what you eat or what you should do in your daily life to keep your body healthy. Stay tuned to part three for what keeps your glucose levels ideal!
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