Believe it or not, Science has proven that there are no universal principles for healthy diets. According to a study conducted by Israeli scientists, Eran Elinav and Eran Segal from the Weizmann Institute of Science, there are some people that might actually find tomatoes more harmful than ice cream!
The body’s reaction to food depends on the body instead of the food. Different bodies react differently to each type of food. This is the reason why a watermelon causes a bigger spike in blood sugar than chocolate for some people.
Different people have different reactions to the same food and can depend on several factors such as the person’s physical activity, stress, and microbiomes. Ever wondered why a lot of people never get results despite trying all kinds of diets for so many years? Maybe this is the reason why!
Indeed, it is vital that all of us should know what food we really need and whether it’s good for us or not. Just because it is considered healthy by mainstream media doesn’t necessarily mean it will be healthy for you. Just because it worked for someone you know doesn’t always mean that it will work for you. It all depends on your body not on the food!
So how do you know what food you need? Here is what the scientists recommend:
✔ Limit your portions because the sugar level increase can be caused by the amount instead of the food itself
✔ Stop using artificial sweeteners because they also cause sugar spikes in the majority of individuals
✔ Understand how your body reacts to each food. Purchase a glucose meter to keep track of your sugar levels before and after eating different foods.
✔ Increase water intake during eating since it helps in decreasing sugar levels.
✔ Fatty foods like butter, eggs, and cheese can actually help lower your blood sugar level so give it a try and see how your body responds to it.
✔ Try carbohydrates by replacing pasta and rice with beans or maybe raisins instead of honey or sugar for sweetness.
✔ It’s all about what works for your body and not really the food. Choose the ones that don’t cause a negative reaction. Seek professional help from your trusted nutritionist if needed. Doing so will enable you to get to know your body more!