TAG | Blood Sugar Levels
We’ve heard a lot about the standard dietary recommendations for anyone concerned about heart disease and its accompanying risk markers (high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and high blood sugar). Eat less cholesterol, drink less alcohol, and watch your fats. But have we been missing an essential piece of the preventative health puzzle?
Brenda Watson, CNC, is back on TV discussing the important puzzle pieces we need to fit into our diets (and cut down on in our diets) to help us prevent heart disease and manage heart disease risk markers now.
You can watch Brenda featured in this American Health Journal special by clicking on the video below.
Brenda synthesizes her decades of expertise as a nutritional consultant, health clinic founder, New York Times bestselling author, and national health educator into this key heart health segment. This kind of information is life changing for those battling obesity, heart disease risk factors, diabetes or blood sugar problems, and bodily inflammation.
Check out Brenda on American Health Journal and explore these vital health topics:
- The “silent” damage that sugar and carbohydrates are doing to our hearts, and our overall health
- What our carb-heavy diets mean to the average American waistline and our heart disease epidemic
- How much sugar do we need each day to maintain healthy blood sugar levels?
- And how much sugar are we really eating? (The numbers will shock you!)
- The simple formula you need to know to figure out your daily sugar intake
- And more…!
It Isn’t All About the Cholesterol You Eat
If you think you know the no-no foods for heart disease prevention, think again. Brenda helps us understand why we can’t seem to take the weight off (especially around the waistline) and why our diet is still contributing to heart health risk markers even if we’re watching our cholesterol intake. These are critical facts to consider when cooking, shopping, and helping loved ones to eat balanced, truly heart-healthy meals. Don’t miss it!
We are huge advocates of acacia fiber here at ReNew Life, and it was great to see a recent famous TV doctor tout its health benefits.
Acacia—Your Waistline’s Best Friend
Fiber is a wonderful weight loss aid because it curbs your appetite by helping you feel full. Acacia fiber is made from the sap of the Acacia senegal tree. The sap is dried and ground into a fine, crystalline powder that dissolves clear and packs a powerful fiber punch. At 5 grams of fiber per 5.6 gram serving (one tablespoon), it is almost pure fiber but not the type of fiber we think of when we envision bowls of bran flakes.
Acacia is a soluble fiber and one of the most nutritious fiber types for your digestive system. ǂ Here are just a few of the many benefits acacia offers:
- Acacia helps maintain healthy cholesterol levels, which may promote successful weight management.ǂ
- Acacia supports normal blood sugar levels against spikes and crashes that can prompt irresponsible eating. This fiber slows the rate at which your body absorbs sugar from foods, promoting healthy blood sugar levels ǂ
- Acacia helps your body detox by working like the soft side of a kitchen sponge and soaking up toxins in the digestive tract so they can be eliminated. Detoxing with acacia supports bowel health, digestive health, and your overall toxin load. ǂ
All these benefits and acacia is also a great heart health booster! ǂ But the big reason we think acacia is so fantastic is that you won’t even know it’s there. It mixes totally clear into foods and beverages and will not alter their taste or texture. A shaker of acacia makes a great addition to any mealtime—simply sprinkle it on foods and in drinks to boost your healthy fiber intake.