Posts Tagged ‘blood’

Feeding for energy

Saturday, October 17th, 2009

Fruits feedingUnhealthy diet leads to a lack of energy, constant fatigue and accumulation of toxins. Other factors that lower energy are: dehydration, overeating, irregular meals, caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, stress and sleepless. Our body needs foods that accelerate metabolism and maintain steady, as blood sugar and energy. By adding a full sleep and increased physical activity, you will immediately regain its vitality. At the beginning fitness will make you tired, but will gradually start to feel more energetic because of the flow of endorphins which are released from the body during exercise. Although energy is obtained also from proteins and fats, the majority coming from carbohydrates. They are more easily converted into glucose – the fuel used for energy. But no sense just to increase carbohydrates to increase your energy, as this will affect blood sugar levels. Eat at regular intervals, combining protein with carbohydrates and fats at every meal. This will maintain stable blood sugar by slowing the digestive process, will allow your body to “burn” carbohydrates as fuel and to procure the necessary substances from other foods. The pace at which carbohydrate foods release glucose in blood is measured by glycemic index (GI) and influences the level of energy. Glycemic index classification of foods high hydrate from 0 to 100. The higher is the GI, the faster your blood sugar rises. Foods with low GI (cereals – brown rice, oats, rye, whole grains, legumes, yogurt, raw fruits and vegetables) released its sugars more slowly and have to draw a large part of our diet. With high GI foods are low in fiber, processed sugar products, which consist of highly digestible sugars – candy, chocolate, biscuits, honey, sweetened cornflakes, dried fruit, white bread and white rice.

Beware of the blood sugar level

Saturday, October 3rd, 2009

Heath Blood SugarToday more and more people suffer from diabetes and required to regularly monitor your blood sugar. Most of them believe that the lower is this index, the better. Those who correctly understood the principles of low-calorie diets believe that reducing the glucose content in the body will lead to healing or weight loss. Some even take preparations for reducing sugar. All these “measures” conducive to the reduction in blood glucose below the minimum recommended level to which the body has adapted and cause a serious condition – hypoglycemia.
Brain can not function without carbohydrates and use more glucose than other organs. A healthy body regulates this process during a night’s sleep and even during prolonged fasting. The concentration of glucose in the blood is maintained at the expense of the continuous decay of the stock of polysaccharides in the liver. But many diseases and unhealthy lifestyles can trigger the syndrome, known as hypoglycemia.

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