How to Prevent Blood Sugar Spikes with the MiraBurst Miracle Berry
As a diabetic or pre-diabetic, it is necessary to monitor your blood sugar (blood glucose) levels frequently to achieve a healthy hemoglobin A1c level. Frequent blood sugar monitoring helps diabetics and pre-diabetics know when they experience blood sugar spikes, why they occur, which fruits, foods or drinks cause blood sugar spikes and which ones don’t, and how to prevent them in order to better control their hemoglobin A1c. With the right information on glucose monitoring and healthy eating habits, any diabetic or pre-diabetic can better manage their blood sugar and prevent blood sugar spikes.
What Causes Blood Sugar Spikes?
Blood sugar spikes can occur anytime during the day but they most often occur after meals. This is called postprandial blood glucose spikes. These spikes occur because the body breaks down food into sugar (glucose) after meals and the glucose is then absorbed into the bloodstream. The amount of glucose in the blood after a meal depends on the type of food you eat. Blood glucose rises highest after a carbohydrate meal especially when the carbohydrate has less fiber in it, for example sugary drinks, processed foods, white rice, bread, pasta, breakfast cereals with added sugar, yogurt with added sugar, honey, maple syrup etc. . The increase in blood glucose triggers the pancreas to produce insulin which signals the cells to absorb the glucose in the blood. If the cells respond well to insulin, for example, if the cells are sensitive to insulin, then blood sugar levels will return to their pre-meal level after a few hours. But if the cells do not respond to insulin, for example, If they are somehow resistant to insulin, then the glucose will remain in the blood and build up over time. Constantly experiencing blood sugar spikes can increase one’s hemoglobin A1c levels over time which can lead to long-term health complications.
How do I prevent a spike in blood sugar levels after meals?
There are several ways to prevent blood sugar spikes after meals, but the simplest method that does not involve medication is to avoid high carbohydrate or high-glycemic index fruits, foods, and drinks (such as white bread and soda) and eat more low-carbohydrate or low-sugar content, high-fiber, low-glycemic index foods and drinks such as legumes, berries, and lemon water.
Consuming foods high in fiber help slow down the digestion of carbohydrates and therefore slow down the release of glucose (sugar) into the bloodstream. This helps reduce blood sugar spikes after meals.
Therefore, it is important to replace processed foods and sugary drinks in your diet with low-sugar content, high fiber foods and drinks like apple cider vinegar in lemon water to help prevent blood sugar spikes. Lemon water contains a soluble fiber called pectin that helps slow the digestion of carbohydrates and therefore slows down the release of sugars into the bloodstream. This helps prevent blood sugar spikes. Adding apple cider vinegar to lemon water also helps with blood sugar spikes because apple cider vinegar contains acetic acid that slows down the rate at which the stomach empties the food you’ve eaten into the small intestine. This in turn slows the breakdown of carbohydrates and gives the body more time to remove glucose from the blood. The combined effects of the soluble fiber (pectin) in lemon water and the acetic acid in apple cider vinegar ultimately reduce blood sugar spikes you would typically see after a meal.
You can watch this clip to learn how to make a glass of apple cider vinegar in lemon water and pair it with MiraBurst to turn it from sour to sweet:
Maintain Healthy Blood Sugar Levels with MiraBurst Miracle Berry
The MiraBurst® Miracle Berry can help diabetics and pre-diabetics enjoy healthy foods and drinks which are low in sugar and high in fiber (eg. low sugar content berries, unsweetened Greek yogurt parfait and lemon water with apple cider vinegar) to help prevent blood sugar spikes after meals. MiraBurst turns these foods and drinks into deliciously sweet snacks and desserts without any added sugar or sweetener. The MiraBurst miracle berry is a very unique berry from Ghana, West Africa that activates the taste buds and tricks the mind to perceive sour or tart fruits, foods, and drinks as sweet.
By tricking the mind into thinking that something sour or tart is sweet, you’ll be able to enjoy the taste of low-sugar content or low-glycemic index foods and drinks. This includes several of the ten diabetes superfoods recommended by the American Diabetes Association such as berries and unsweetened Greek yogurt parfait to help manage blood sugar levels and thus keep them in a healthy range. MiraBurst also turns sour or tart drinks sweet. With MiraBurst, lemon water or apple cider vinegar in lemon water turns into lemonade without any added sugar or sweetener at all. Berry smoothie, as well as green smoothies with berries or lemon turn into a deliciously sweet meal to enjoy.
To truly appreciate the unique taste modifying effect of the miracle berry, you will need to try the MiraBurst miracle berry yourself. You can visit www.miraburst.com to learn more about MiraBurst miracle berry products and how to get some to try for free.