Balanced blood sugar - Food for the Brain

Balanced blood sugar

Balanced blood sugar

Why is balance so important?

Sugar is your brain’s super fuel. But you have to make sure your child is getting the RIGHT TYPES and RIGHT AMOUNT at the RIGHT TIME.

Too much ‘fast’ sugar means a blood sugar high and hyperactivity. The excess sugar in the blood gets dumped into storage as abdominal fat. Eating little and often helps keep your child’s energy and concentration even.

Too much sugar and your child may be hyperactive and find it hard to concentrate.

Too little and they may feel tiredirritable and find it hard to concentrate.

How to balance blood sugar?

Go for foods with slow releasing sugars

OatsBrown riceRye bread
Whole wheat pastaBrown bread 
Vegetables (Excluding potatoes and parsnips)

Eat 3 meals and 2 snacks a day

This will help to maintain your blood sugar levels, and prevent highs and lows.

Combine protein with carbohydrate

Protein slows down the absorption of sugars found in carbohydrates.

Cereal with seeds/yoghurt/milkFruit with yoghurt/seeds
Toast with eggToast with fish e.g. mackerel