Fiber and Blood Sugar
“Since fiber passes through the digestive tract without being absorbed, it doesn’t increase blood sugar levels and doesn’t need to be counted by those who control their blood sugar through counting carbohydrates. Soluble fiber, when eaten in large amounts, can actually lower blood glucose. Because it slows down the digestive process, it also slows the absorption of sugar from the diet, helping to keep blood sugar levels more even throughout the day.” Quoted from:
I ate Nature Valley Protein bars (Peanut butter and dark chocolate flavor) and it lowered my blood sugar. Mine had been running about 105 to 120 even in the morning before I ate anything. But today at 5:30 when I came home from work it was 90. The last time I ate was about 3:30. I ate 3 nature valley protein bars throughout the day as snacks. They contain 5 grams of fiber each.
For anyone who is borderline diabetic or pre-diabetic like me, try this and see if it lowers your blood sugar. Let me know how it turns out.
Thanks to Ellie at New Creation Ministries for the information about fiber. See her post: For Heaven’s Sake, What’s So Important About Fiber?! at http://newcreationsministries.wordpress.com/?s=fiber