05 Nov Healthy Blood Sugar Levels
Halloween has come and gone on the calendar, but evidence of the spooky day may be lingering in your household. While we’re all for fun and enjoying sweets at a reasonable frequency, we’d like to pause and use this day of the year to ask you a few questions and share important health information.
Let’s play a word association game. When you hear the word, “Halloween,” what is the first word that pops into your mind? I’ll share mine…candy! You don’t need to have a child to be exposed to extra sweet treats like candy on and around Halloween. And while indulging once a year or once in a while is harmless, consuming morsels of sugar that lack in nutrition can become problematic.
At some point in your life you’ve probably experienced a “sugar high/rush” and a “tank or drop” in your blood sugar. As a result, we know that our body’s blood sugar affects our energy levels and mood. It also affects weight management, chronic condition prevention, and our immune system. It’s certainly not brand new information that we shouldn’t eat candy on a regular basis, but since added sugar affects our body’s blood sugar levels, we want to share information about tips for feeling your best by achieving healthy blood sugar levels on a daily basis.
Here are 3 Tips for Balancing Blood Sugars from a registered dietitian who is living with type 1 diabetes, so I’d say she’s definitely an expert in this area.