Did you know coconut oil prevents blood sugar crashes! For those of you who get blood sugar crashes (aka really tired, ‘hangry’, lightheaded, etc.) or feel like you have to eat every 2 hours or you will crash and burn and feel terrible - this is for you!
By getting in 1 TBS of coconut oil in the morning and lunch it will stabilize you blood sugar levels and help with all the symptoms listed above as well as minimizing sugar cravings! Since it is a fat it does not spike up your blood sugar but instead gives you slow, steady burning energy throughout the day. This helps tremendously with energy, focus, attention and emotions when blood sugar levels are stable!
A simple way to get your coconut oil in is put it in your coffee or tea. Stir it up and drink away! You can add it to smoothies or dip almonds in it. Plus, if you add it to anything that is warm it will melt and you shouldn’t even notice it is there. Or you can try this homemade chocolate too! You could have one for breakfast and lunch as a little treat!
Also, if you are prone to blood sugar issues- cut the quick carbohydrates and processed sugars. Have a protein and fat at each meal and make your snacks protein and fat dense too. It will help tremendously and prevent needing a quick sugar pick me up where we tend to grab all the wrong things.