I discovered this new food pyramid online. I like this style of eating and have been trying to move to this diet for a while due to diabetes in my family. I am glad that I found this online. It’s good to know someone else feels the way I do about limiting my grains and legumes so much. I have diabetes in my family and have been trying to eat low carb for a while. I am not diabetic; but have been told I could be pre-diabetic. I feel that is no longer the case because of my low carb healthy eating style. Research this for yourself beginning with this website above and see if it’s right for you. I feel much better since I have been eating this way–more energy, less cravings, weight loss (about 2-3 pounds a week or 10-12 pounds a month). Please feel free to comment below about what new healthy diet you have discovered.
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