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Here’s one of the single most effective things you can do for your longevity

I was at a BBQ yesterday and it got me thinking. I was having a conversation with someone about a health and wellness retreat in Mexico. She was telling me about the meals that they served. My questioning was geared towards where I would get my protein. The reason for this? My goal every day is to keep my energy high and even. In order to do this I need to focus on

Stable blood sugar! One common thing among all centenarians is that they have good insulin sensitivity which allows for stable blood sugar. This in turn allows for the prevention of many diseases as long as they eat relatively healthily. 

People with poor blood sugar control are more likely to suffer from:

  • Obesity and overweight
  • Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive decline
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular disease (heart attacks and stroke)
  • General inflammation related to pain

Some of the benefits of stable blood sugar long term:

  • Improved insulin sensitivity: your body will be more metabolically flexible meaning that you’ll be better able to burn either fat or sugar
  • Increased healthspan – enhancing the time if your life that you live fully healthy
  • Balanced hormones (better fertility; smooth transition from pre to post menopause)
  • Better weight management  – the ability to stay at a healthy weight 

Short term benefits of stable blood sugar:

  • Even moods
  • Better sleep
  • Increased and stable energy
  • Less anxiety
  • Fewer cravings
  • Clear skin

Taking the time to learn how to keep your blood sugar even is well worth the effort. Both for the long and short term. And you can start to feel the effects in just a day or two! For the most part, you can choose your health outcomes, but you need to have a well constructed HealthSpan