Types of food eaten
Consuming a diet high in fiber, lean protein, and healthy fats and low in simple sugars can help regulate blood glucose levels. Fiber is an important component in regulating blood glucose levels as it slows down the digestion and absorption of carbohydrates, leading to a gradual rise in blood glucose levels rather than a rapid spike. This can help to prevent blood glucose from reaching excessively high levels and allow for a slow and steady release of glucose into the bloodstream.
Protein and fats are important components in regulating blood glucose levels. Unlike simple sugars, which cause a rapid and intense increase in blood glucose levels, protein and fat are broken down slowly and has a minimal effect on blood glucose levels. This makes it a valuable addition to meals that contain carbohydrates, as it helps to slow down the digestion of the carbohydrates and prevent blood glucose levels from rapidly increasing.
It is also important to limit processed and highly refined foods. These foods are often high in simple sugars and low in fiber, which can cause rapid and intense increases in blood glucose levels. Furthermore, many processed and highly refined foods contain added sugars, which can contribute to excessive levels of glucose in the bloodstream. By limiting processed and highly refined foods, you can help to regulate your blood glucose levels and reduce the risk of developing health problems associated with high blood glucose levels, such as type 2 diabetes.
All of the Eat for You bars meet the requirements for balanced nutrition - protein, carbohydrates and fats with dietary fibre, for optimum digestion and minimal effect on blood glucose levels.