High blood sugar harms us.
You can reduce the passage of sugars into your blood before and during the journey of sugar through your body:
Sugar intake – Sweeten less.
Gut – Fats slow down the stomach emptying therefore slow down the passage of sugar into the intestines. So one has to eat the main course before the dessert! Fluids speed up gastric emptying, so drink moderately with a meal.
Degradation of sugar in the gut and blood absorption – Both processes are facilitated by key proteins in the gut cell membranes. Plants, like grapefruit, black currant, cranberry, contain various substances that slow down the action of these proteins. Fruits and vegetables also contain fibre, which slows down the passage of sugar from the gut. So eat the Rainbow of Health every day. <povezava the Rainbow of Health page>
Glucose blood levels – Protein ingested with sugar further stimulates the secretion of insulin, so the cells of our body take up more sugar and the amount of sugar in the blood decreases. Some substances in plants (rosehip, lemon) have a similar effect.