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  • From stress to lack of sleep, here are lifestyle factors explained by Nutritionist Bhakti Arora Kapoor that can lead to uncontrolled blood sugar levels.

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Published on Feb 28, 2024 06:24 PM IST

“Did you know? It’s not just the sugary treats that can send your blood sugar soaring! Surprising factors like stress, lack of sleep, artificial sweeteners, inadequate fibre intake, and even aging can all play a role in spiking those glucose levels,” says Nutritionist Bhakti Arora Kapoor.  (Freepik)

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Stress and fear: When the body perceives a threat, whether physical or psychological, it triggers a cascade of physiological responses, including the release of glucose into the bloodstream to provide energy for the fight-or-flight response. This can lead to elevated blood sugar levels (Unsplash)
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Stress and fear: When the body perceives a threat, whether physical or psychological, it triggers a cascade of physiological responses, including the release of glucose into the bloodstream to provide energy for the fight-or-flight response. This can lead to elevated blood sugar levels (Unsplash)

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Lack of sleep: Poor sleep habits can disrupt the body's hormonal balance, leading to insulin resistance and higher blood sugar levels. Additionally, sleep deprivation can increase cravings for sugary foods, further exacerbating blood sugar spikes. (Unsplash)
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Lack of sleep: Poor sleep habits can disrupt the body’s hormonal balance, leading to insulin resistance and higher blood sugar levels. Additionally, sleep deprivation can increase cravings for sugary foods, further exacerbating blood sugar spikes. (Unsplash)

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Low protein at breakfast: A low-protein breakfast may contribute to blood sugar spikes because protein helps slow down the absorption of carbohydrates, leading to more stable blood sugar levels after meals. Without an adequate amount of protein, the body may experience a more rapid rise in blood sugar levels after consuming carbohydrates. (Freepik)
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Low protein at breakfast: A low-protein breakfast may contribute to blood sugar spikes because protein helps slow down the absorption of carbohydrates, leading to more stable blood sugar levels after meals. Without an adequate amount of protein, the body may experience a more rapid rise in blood sugar levels after consuming carbohydrates. (Freepik)

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Artificial sweeteners: While artificial sweeteners like aspartame or sucralose are often used as sugar substitutes in diet products, research suggests that they may still impact blood sugar levels and insulin sensitivity. This could be due to the sweet taste triggering an insulin response in anticipation of incoming sugar. (Unsplash)
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Artificial sweeteners: While artificial sweeteners like aspartame or sucralose are often used as sugar substitutes in diet products, research suggests that they may still impact blood sugar levels and insulin sensitivity. This could be due to the sweet taste triggering an insulin response in anticipation of incoming sugar. (Unsplash)

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Aging: As people age, their bodies may become less efficient at regulating blood sugar levels. This underscores the importance of adopting healthy lifestyle habits, including a balanced diet and regular physical activity, to support blood sugar management as you get older. (Unsplash)
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Aging: As people age, their bodies may become less efficient at regulating blood sugar levels. This underscores the importance of adopting healthy lifestyle habits, including a balanced diet and regular physical activity, to support blood sugar management as you get older. (Unsplash)

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Lack of fibre: Fibre helps slow down the absorption of sugar in the bloodstream, promoting stable blood sugar levels. A diet low in fibre and high in refined carbohydrates can lead to rapid spikes in blood sugar after meals (Pixabay)
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Lack of fibre: Fibre helps slow down the absorption of sugar in the bloodstream, promoting stable blood sugar levels. A diet low in fibre and high in refined carbohydrates can lead to rapid spikes in blood sugar after meals (Pixabay)



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