What could I add to a green smoothie to keep my blood sugar stable and to give my body a boost?
Lyz's Question: I love green smoothies - more green than fruit, the better. I am overweight and I love that the weight seems to melt away.
I have been adding plain egg white powder to my smoothies as I have made a transition to more raw food. The egg white powder seems to stabilize my blood sugar and keeps my energy up. I assume this means my body needs some more nutrients. Nuts do not seem to do the trick. I don't tolerate avocados very well.
What can I add to my green smoothies that will replace the egg white powder? There has to be something raw that will replace the egg properties. Thanks!Andrew's Answer:
I'm afraid that there's nothing you can add to a smoothie to make it better for your blood sugar because there's nothing wrong with sugar, and your body's problems with it are not based around a lack of a certain nutrient.
I don't know nearly enough about your diet to comment about you specifically, but if you're like most westerners, your diet is very high in fat, which causes blood sugar levels to rise
Adopting a healthy low fat raw food diet
will fix this problem fairly quickly for most people.
Judging the state of your blood sugar can be somewhat subjective, so I'd suggest that if you really want to see if your low fat diet fixes the problem, you bring a bit of science into the picture. A simple glucometer will allow you to see how your blood sugar levels change when you switch to a healthier diet.
I answered another reader's questions about testing blood sugar here
Best of luck,