Blood Glucose & Triglycerides
are measured to assess dietary intake as well as endocrine function. A serum glucose reading reflects pancreatic function, intestine ability to absorb glucose and the liver's ability to accumulate or break down glycogen. When too much sugar is consumed consistently, insulin resistance can occur leading to Type II diabetes mellitus. This disease can be prevented through diet and lifestyle. However, once a severe insulin resistance state has been achieved, medication is necessary.
Chromium is a mineral that has been shown to help with glucose management. It can be found in green beans, broccoli, egg yolks, nuts, whole grain products, and meat.
Medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) like coconut oil and myricetin, which is found in walnuts, onions, berries, herbs, and red grapes, help in balancing blood sugar.
Eliminate simple carbohydrates like high fructose corn syrup and white flour, along with hydrogenated oils found in pre-packaged and fast foods.
Culinary herbs can be medicinal and have demonstrated promise in managing blood glucose and triglycerides. Examples are bitter melon, cinnamon, parsley, and green tea.