Carbohydrates from simple sugars such as white bread, pasta, flour, baked goods, and crackers, as well as unhealthy fats from red meat, processed meat, and oils (canola, vegetable, safflower) contribute to elevated blood glucose and insulin resistance.
When blood glucose starts to become elevated long term, the pancreas has to make and release more insulin to store the excess glucose. The cells in our liver and muscles can only store so much and when the stores are full, insulin resistance occurs because our cells cannot store or use excess glucose for energy. Long term insulin resistance then causes prediabetes, and eventually Diabetes Type II.
To keep blood glucose stable, it is important to consume foods higher in plant protein, fiber, and healthy fats. Here are 5 foods to help lower blood glucose:
Nuts & Seeds