We’ve been talking a lot about balanced blood sugar and the importance of making sure your meals have enough protein and fiber-full vegetables to support metabolic health. Maintaining balanced blood sugar levels is essential for overall health and imbalanced blood sugar can result in hormonal issues (like PCOS), diabetes, cognitive decline, and a whole lot more. Simply put, imbalanced blood sugar is a slow killer and something we should all be paying close attention to! 

You may be asking yourself, are my blood-sugar levels stable? And one of the simplest and most precise ways to ensure that they are is by getting the proper labs done. A few important labs to get checked if you have access are fasting glucose, insulin, HBA1C, and general inflammatory markers like CRP. However, if you don’t have access to these labs, there are really simple ways to tell whether or not you’re riding a blood-sugar rollercoaster by tuning into your body and what it’s trying to tell you through a symptom picture. 

Some very common symptoms of imbalanced blood sugar include: 

  • Chronic fatigue – especially after eating
  • Frequent urination – this includes urinating throughout the night
  • Shakiness
  • Anxiety and irritability
  • Headaches
  • Unstable energy levels – energy crashes
  • Intense sugar cravings
  • Slow healing wounds
  • Chronic yeast infections
  • Difficulty concentrating

If you can relate to a large number of the symptoms above, then it might be time to integrate lifestyle practices that support metabolic health. One of the best and easiest things you can do for your metabolic health is to prioritize protein at every meal, especially breakfast. In this podcast episode with Dr. Gabrielle Lyon, you’ll learn everything you need to know about the importance of prioritizing protein. In this episode, you’ll also learn about the importance of muscle and weight training for optimal metabolic health. 

And since we’re always looking to our herbal allies for support when it comes to anything health related, our latest formula is a blood sugar supporting blend of apple cider vinegar and herbs. Click here to learn more about GlucoBitters.

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