Just a few hours after consuming unhealthy food, our bodies go through an inflammation spike. This spike results in artery function deficiency, leads to blood thickening and causes and adverse response of neural system. Repeated consumption of unhealthy meals will inevitably lead to some sort of cardiovascular disease. The good news is that we can have foods that will balance out this negative reaction. Such foods include, in general, those that have gone to little processing, fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
- Typical American meals often cause spikes in blood sugar and triglycerides.
- Spreading almond butter on white bread significantly lessens the blood sugar spike.
- Adding chicken breast to white rice increases the insulin spike, but adding plant-based food lowers it.
“If you add butter and cheese to white bread, white potatoes, white spaghetti, or white rice, you can sometimes even double the insulin reaction.”