Balancing your Blood Sugar Levels

What and When to eat for balanced blood sugar levels.

Addressing blood sugar dysregulation is a key step in balancing your hormones. When insulin levels in your blood are high, it affects the amount of testosterone and estrogen in your bloodstream. Balanced blood sugar promotes balanced hormones.

Here are a few suggestions:

Meal Timing

1 Eat within 1 hour of waking up.

2 Space your meals 5–6 hours apart.

3 Avoid snacking before bedtime.

4 Fast from after dinner until breakfast.

5 Drink plenty of water – but not during meals.

The ideal food combination is protein + fat + carbohydrate + fiber. Whenever possible, avoid eating carbohydrates alone. Pair your carbohydrates with protein and fat, even when snacking. For example, it’s better to eat crackers with peanut butter than just crackers alone.

Consume Omega-3 Fatty Acids:

  • Oily fish, like salmon
  • Flaxseeds
  • Walnuts
  • Eggs

Include Magnesium- containing foods in your diet:

  • Dark, leafy greens, especially spinach and swiss chard
  • Pumpkin and sunflower seeds
  • Sea vegetables, such as kelp and dulse
  • Black beans
  • Almonds, cashews, Brazil nuts, and pecans
  • Cacao or high cacao-content dark chocolate
  • Avocados


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