The effect NutriBlasts have on blood sugar depends on several factors, including the sugar content of the ingredients, the fruit (type and ripeness), the interaction between ingredients (fiber, enzymes and phytonutrients), when and how it is consumed, and serving size. Therefore, it is difficult to determine exactly how individuals will react to each recipe. However, there are a few good tips to help maintain blood sugar and insulin control.
First, focus on making the base of your NutriBlast a wide variety of leafy greens and non-starchy vegetables (all low on the glycemic index).
- Kale/collard greens/mustard greens/Swiss chard, spinach, Romaine lettuce/arugula
- Bell peppers
- Brussles sprouts,
- Asparagus, broccoli
- Beans and legumes are rich in fiber that delays sugar absorption: garbanzo beans, white beans, black beans, split peas
Second, use low GI or low sugar fruits.
- Sour cherries
Add boosts known to help control insulin and blood sugar.
- Aloe vera,
- Chia seeds,
- Raw cacao,
- Pumpkin Seeds
- Cold-pressed virgin coconut oil
- Apple cider vinegar
- Whole grains (oats, cooked quinoa)
Finally, check out our Natural Healing Foods book for several NutriBlast recipes that help regulate insulin!
Here's one of our delcious sugar-regulating Blasts Berry Creamy, "Sugar-Teeny".