The 2020 pandemic has got just one topic trending on our social media and our minds; Health and rightly so. Everyone is looking for answers to good health and immunity. But very often, the answers to one of the most important questions lies (read: ignored) in the basics
For example; Blood Sugar – one of the building blocks for good health.
Remember the first time you heard the term blood sugar? Let me guess, most likely it was in connection with diabetes? But what if we told you blood sugar is equally if not more important when it comes to almost every other aspect of health such weight loss/gain, energy levels, nutrition absorption, concentration and much more. No matter what health goal one is chasing, we will most likely find its foundation rooted in maintaining optimal blood sugar levels.
So, what is blood sugar? It is the amount of glucose in your blood at any given point of time and gives our body energy for practically – everything! Simply put, it’s this blood sugar aka glucose that gives energy and provides nutrition right from our nervous system to every organ and muscle in the body. It keeps all our body mechanisms going. No wonder then, any slight imbalance in the blood sugar begins to affect many aspects of our body’s functioning such as:
- Thyroid function
- Heart Health
- Kidney function
- GI system
- Brain and nervous system
While we are able to cope with short term blood sugar spikes and crashes, long term imbalances can lead to serious and irreversible damage.
Unfortunately, the fast-paced life with increasingly lesser time coupled with a sedentary lifestyle and little to no exercise is not only making blood sugar a widespread health crisis but is also showing up in early years of children at an alarming rate. The notion that children can digest and utilise high amounts of sugar is giving way to early diabetes, obesity, lower concentration levels, metabolism imbalances and much more.
Among the many lessons, one of the most important lessons of covid-19 is to never take health and our nutrition for granted. It’s time to be your own saviour and do so first by going after and learning the right information and followed with informed, well thought food and beverage choices.
Disclaimer: The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.