Last month we discussed some of the health benefits of the ketogenic diet. Our daily intake of sugar is quite high in North America. Most of the blame can be placed on hidden sugar found in processed foods. Foods such as yogurt, cream cheese and peanut butter will have vaguely-worded sugar derivatives added in. These hidden sugars amounts can add up significantly, spiking blood sugar levels multiple times a day. These sugar spikes can cause overloading of the pancreas. The pancreas is responsible in lowering sugar levels by releasing insulin. Overtime the body can stop responding to these insulin spikes, resulting in higher blood sugar levels, which can lead to many different health complications. This is a cause for concern as the level of diabetes in the population of Ontario has now reached 8%!.
Here are three meals I eat regularly to help lower my carbohydrate intake. An occasional sugar indulgence is permitted, however these three simple meals can help you lower your daily sugar consumption, and don’t take much effort to prepare!
These three simple meals should help you get started on a low-carbohydrate diet. Most importantly, these three meals offer a great source of energy, so those 2pm cravings should become a thing of the past. If you have a recipe you would like to share email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wishing You The Best Of Health!