People often ask me…
“What are the things you do to stay fit and looking young?”
I do a lot of things to support my health on a daily basis! But I’ve narrowed it down to my top 4 strategies that I personally implement to reach my health goals.
Without further ado, here is the first of my best anti-aging secrets…
Tip #1: Controlling Your Glucose
I can’t emphasize this enough. The number one key to an anti-aging lifestyle and preventing disease is controlling blood glucose.
Most Americans, even people we consider healthy, have glucose spikes. This means blood sugar levels go up and down throughout the day. Now this is not just on the Standard American Diet; even people who are eating so-called “healthy” diets are getting glucose and insulin spikes.
This ages you at the cellular level.
This is not just a “candy bar” or “cake” thing. Even so called healthy grains can cause a glucose spike.
In the morning, most people have a nice bowl of oatmeal with fruit or whole grain cereal or toast with jam.
Even if the food is organic, we know this: eating one bowl of oatmeal or 2 pieces of whole grain toast is equivalent to drinking a 12-ounce can of soda in terms of blood sugar rise. After you finish these foods, you get a glucose spike an hour afterwards. Two hours later, glucose is still sailing up.
Test it yourself—get yourself a Blood Glucose Meter.
Here’s an experiment for your homework:
- Take your sugar level reading first thing in the morning.
- Eat 2 slices of whole wheat toast, put some butter on it, and retake your level one hour later then again two hours later.
- Write down the results.
- The next day, do the same thing, but enjoy a 12oz can of regular Pepsi or Coke.
- Write down the results.
- Now compare.
9 out of 10 clients report that blood glucose is higher with whole wheat toast (even organic) then with the soda. OMG.
Telomeres: Our Biological Clock
Telomeres are an essential part of human cells that affect how cells age. They are located the end of our chromosomes.
Telomeres are the perfect biological clock: upon inspection, the shorter the telomeres the closer you are to death. We can observe cellular age versus actual age just by measuring telomeres.
Therefore, you may be 45, but have the cellular age of a 65 year old based on the length of your telomeres.
When glucose spikes, you are shortening telomeres rapidly and you are closer to death.
How to Control Your Glucose
So how do we control glucose?
For starters, get rid of grains in your diet, or at least limit intake. Many people consider gluten free bread, cookies, grains and desserts “safe” foods. But know that gluten-free is not a good option when you want to control glucose levels. This is because most gluten free products contain replacement flours like tapioca flour, cornstarch, etc. that can raise glucose even more than sugar. Beware.
Fat Can Be Your Friend
You can reduce glucose spikes by increasing healthy fat intake.
That includes saturated fats. Contrary to popular belief, healthy fats are integral to balance blood sugar and needed to reduce cellular inflammation. Your body needs saturated fats and cholesterol. Coconut oil, full of saturated fat, is an excellent natural blood sugar regulator. When I have low energy and need a boost, I like to take a spoonful of coconut oil, and sprinkle it with cinnamon and sea salt (for electrolytes). I call this a fat bomb and it is the best way to generate an energy boost in the early afternoon. With NO glucose.
Let’s get you on your road to optimal health!