Bloedsuikerspiegel stabiel houden

De hoeveelheid glucose in het bloed noemen we 'de bloedsuikerspiegel'.
In order to stabilize blood sugar, you must maintain a balance between two hormones, glucagon and insulin, which are produced by the pancreas. Protein in the diet induces the production of glucagon.

Carbohydrates in the diet induce the production of insulin. Insulin promotes fat (energy) storage. When excess carbohydrates are eaten, the body produces large quantities of insulin and little glucagon. This high level of insulin results in more fat being formed and stored.

When insulin is high and glucagon is low, the adrenals are called upon to produce excess cortisol (see later on in the document what cortisol is all about) as a back-up response to help raise blood sugar in the absence of adequate glucagon. This occurs at the expense of the adrenal glands, contributing to adrenal exhaustion.

Insulin is a hormone that is produced by the beta cells of the pancreas (alvleesklier).

Hoe kun je je bloedsuikerspiegel stabiel houden?

  • Eet regelmatig complexe koolhydraten
  • Vermijd geraffineerde producten, met name suiker
  • Gebruik minder stimulerende voedingsmiddelen en dranken. Er zijn twee soorten koolhydraten, complexe en enkelvoudige. Om de bloedsuikerspiegel stabiel te houden kunt u het beste voedingsmiddelen eten die complexe koolhydraten bevatten, omdat deze de bloedsuikerspiegel langzaam doen stijgen en ongeveer 3 uur op constant peil houden. 
  • Eet om 2 uur snacks met lage glycemische index waarde. Lees deze pagina