What do you think when you hear “hyperglycemia” (high blood sugar), or “hypoglycemia” (low blood sugar)? Do you think diabetes? Do you think insulin shots? Do you have a feeling with all of this?

Indeed, high and low blood sugars are associated with diabetics. However, it is a much bigger problem for many “non-diabeteics” ¬†as well as diabetic, I believe.

The typical American diet is highly processed. That means all the good nutrients have been taken out of the food. Artificial partial nutrients are then added back. Also we add lots of refined sugars, salt, and questionable fats to the food to make it palatable.

If you are diabetic or on a diet, you are probably choosing foods that have artificial sweeteners. Artificial sweeteners will alter you blood sugars. Low fat foods tend to have more sugar to make them tasty.

What do you do to give yourself a shot at having steady blood sugar levels?

Eat whole grains. That is not “whole grain bread”. I am talking about short grain brown rice for starters. This rice grain is intact with all the nutrition and fiber that is intended for us to eat. Nothing is taken away and nothing is added. Pure and simple.

If you add a cup of cooked short grain brown rice to your daily meal plan, you will notice a steady energy that will sustain you for hours.

Blessings, Mary Pat

Mary Pat FitzGibbons RN, MS

Look for my upcoming book “Give Me Grains, Give Me Health” with co-auther Theresa Delafield