Stable Blood Sugar On A Fruit-Based Raw Food Diet
I´m starting a raw food diet, and I'm drinking more smoothies and eating fruits each day.
But doesn't this increase your blood sugar levels?
I´m not diabetic, but I´m concerned about this matter.
I await your response
If you're eating a low fat raw food diet (keeping you fat consumption under 10% of calories), and you choose whole, unprocessed fruits and vegetables (as opposed to tons of juices), when you won't have any problems with unstable blood sugar levels.
I discuss the real causes of high blood sugar in this article, and I talk about overcoming type 2 diabetes with a raw food diet here.
But I suggest you don't take my word for it.
I'm not sure of the situation in Spain, but just about any drug store in the United States sells glucometers, which are used by diabetics to monitor their blood sugar levels.
Get one of those and some test strips, and start checking your blood sugar before and after meals, and before and after exercise.
In my case, my blood sugar stays rock solid, and almost never crests 97 mg/dL if I'm consuming between 5 and 15% of my calories from fat. My coaching clients who have gotten glucometers have also found their blood sugar levels to be quite stable, as long as they're eating an appropriate diet.
You don't have to fear that a raw diet will cause blood sugar problems.
If you want to make sure you're eating the right way for health, check out Raw Food Weight Loss And Vitality.
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