Balance Blood Sugar - Food for the Brain

Balance Blood Sugar

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.

Choose slow-releasing carbohydrates and combine with protein

How to balance blood sugar?

Choose slow-releasing carbohydrates

Brown bread
Brown rice
Rye bread
Vegetables (Excluding potatoes and parsnips)
Whole wheat pasta

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.

Oats with nuts and seeds or plain yoghurt
Berries with plain natural yoghurt
Wholemeal toast and an egg
Wholemeal toast with sardines
Crudites with hummus dip
Oat cakes and cottage cheese or hummus dip