The single most important thing you can do for healthy aging of body and mind is to keep your overall blood sugars LOW.
Why? Because increasing blood sugars not only put on the dangerous belly fat, but the newest research is suggesting that Alzheimer’s is basically Type II Diabetes of the brain.
Here are some tips to keep your brain healthy and your metabolism kicking:
- Eat quality protein with every meal, and I mean organic meat, not cold cuts.
- Eat plenty of healthy fats meaning, olives and avocados, not chips and other trans fats.
- Eliminate sugar and simple carbs. If a food has more than 5 grams of sugar/serving it’s too high in sugar….except for an annual piece of birthday cake!!
- Identify hidden food allergies, which can cause blood sugars to rise even when eating low sugar foods – so, say you are eating whole wheat because it has a low glycemic index. If you are allergic to wheat, it will have the opposite effect and cause blood sugars to spike. Check out our Comprehensive Food Allergy testing to help you find out about whether you have hidden food allergies.
- Use a multivitamin that is specific to controlling blood sugars. Our favorite is Metabolic Synergy. It was designed to help people metabolize sugar more effectively. When paired with OmegAvail Ultra, it has an impressive track record of reducing overall blood sugars. One of the first things people notice when they use it is more energy. As their body becomes better able to use the blood sugar, their energy increases and fat storage decreases. And Metabolic Synergy is not just for diabetes. Check out the list below to see if it would be a good fit for you!
The best way to gauge your blood sugars is by using the “Glycated Hemoglobin” test, also known as the A1C test. This test measures your average blood sugar over two to three months, which is a much better assessment of what’s going on that a simple glucose test, which only tells you your blood sugar the morning of the blood draw.
There are two ways to get this test: Ask your doctor to order it OR buy a self test kit ( ask for an A1C kit) at Walmart pharmacy for $10.
Aim for an A1C of under 5.0 dc/l which represents an average blood s