You might have heard that fat is bad for your blood sugar levels. But, not all fats are created equal! In fact, good fats, such as monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, can help regulate blood sugar levels and prevent the dreaded blood sugar crash.
Here are some ways that good fats can benefit blood sugar regulation:
Slow Down Digestion: Good fats slow down the digestion of carbohydrates, which means that glucose (sugar) enters the bloodstream at a slower and more steady rate. This helps prevent blood sugar spikes and crashes that can lead to cravings and energy crashes.
Reduce Inflammation: Chronic inflammation can lead to insulin resistance and impaired glucose metabolism, which can ultimately lead to type 2 diabetes. Good fats, such as those found in fatty fish and nuts, contain anti-inflammatory compounds that can help reduce inflammation and improve insulin sensitivity.
Improve Insulin Secretion: Insulin is the hormone that helps shuttle glucose into cells for energy. Good fats can improve the secretion of insulin, which helps keep blood sugar levels in check.
Increase Satiety: Good fats can also help keep you feeling full and satisfied, which can prevent overeating and cravings for sugary foods.
So, what are some good sources of these beneficial fats? Foods like avocados, nuts, seeds, fatty fish (like salmon), olive oil and ghee are all great options.
Incorporating good fats into your diet is a delicious and satisfying way to support healthy blood sugar levels. So, go ahead and enjoy that avocado & feta rye toast or ghee roasted veggies! Your blood sugar (and taste buds) will thank you.
Inspire Wellness provides health and vitality through nutrition and other holistic health services. We specialise in the Metabolic Nutrition using the Metabolic Balance program. Metabolic Balance is a great way to stick to a meal plan with individualised nutritious foods to help you in your health and wellness journey. If you would like to learn more about Metabolic Balance and how an individualised plan can help you achieve your goals book a free Metabolic Balance Discovery Call.