Find your balance.
Get smart on carbs.
The main purpose of carbs in the diet is to provide energy as your body’s main fuel source. The carbs plus the amount of insulin you have in your body determine your blood sugar levels and have a big impact on how you feel.
Whether you’re trying to lose weight or simply balance your blood sugar, carbs play a big role. Refined carbs are things like white bread and sugar-sweetened drinks that tend to cause spikes in blood sugar. You’ve probably heard these called empty carbs, or even ‘empty calories.’
Know the three types
We’ve all had those moments in the store trying to compare food items and attempting to figure out which is best.
Blood sugar highs and lows aren’t always easy to understand. Sometimes you can pinpoint a related food or activity, but not always.