6 Therapeutic Foods for Blood Sugar Detox

According to the US Candy Consumption & Halloween Spending the average American consumes 3.4 pounds of candy over Halloween. That’s a lot of excess glucose. More than our bodies are designed to handle. There is hope for those looking to detox all that extra sugar.

Step 1: Remove the harm. Put down that bite-sized candy bar.

 Step 2: Add the helpers. 6 therapeutic foods designed to ease the sugar crash   

Asparagus: Contains high levels of potassium which is essential for the conversion of blood sugar into glycogen.

 Brewer’s Yeast: Contain high levels of chromium which functions in a critical enzyme system involved in blood sugar regulation called the glucose tolerance factor.

Cinnamon: Acts as an insulin substitute. The active component in cinnamon responsible for its insulin-like activity is a water-soluble chemical compound called methylhydroxychalcone polymer, or MHCP. Not only does it increase the uptake of glucose by cells, but it also stimulates glycogen synthesis.

Eggs: Contain high levels of B3 (Niacin) for carbohydrate metabolism and adrenal hormone creation.

Kombucha: Contains B6 (Pyridoxine) which is involved in the creation of body proteins and chemical transmitters as well as maintaining hormonal balance.

Turmeric: Contains curcumin which switches on liver genes that keep glucose levels in check, improves the pancreas’s ability to make insulin and helps to slow down the metabolism of carbohydrates after meals.