Cakes, Cream, Delicious, ConfectioneryMost people are aware that sugar negatively affects your health in many ways, from cavities to heart disease and affecting the ups and downs of blood sugar management.

The American Heart Association says men should consume less than 150 calories, or nine teaspoons of sugar per day and women under 100 calories, or six teaspoons a day. But the average American eats about 22 teaspoons of sugar each day; that’s the same as 12 cans of soda.

Choose Your Foods Wisely

High glycemic index (GI) carbohydrates cause blood sugar to rise quickly and require more insulin to control those levels. Examples of high GI foods include unrefined sugars, while bread and fries. (sodas, sweet tea and fruit drinks) Instead, choose low GI carbohydrates with high fiber such as whole grain breads, brown rice and non starchy vegetable such as broccoli, green beans, asparagus and greens.

Losing just 5 to 7 percent of body weight prevents or delays diabetes by nearly 60 percent.

Moderate physical activity of 30 minutes of moderate walking three to seven days a week for six months reversed insulin resistance.

Fill the gap of missing nutrients and maintain a balance of healthy vegetable protein in your daily nutritional supplements. Shakes will provide a higher level of absorption, especially for sensitive digestive systems that do not always process pills and tablets. (15% to 30% is the average absorption of pills vs 98 % for liquid supplements.)