Why does my blood sugar act up after eating pizza?

By on November 15, 2012

Pizza is a trigger food because it is so clogging. Even more clogging, is the way the average person chews their food. Pizza and bread are like paper mache (flour and water), they glue down the little villi (finger-like projections which absorb nutrients) in your body, so the cells can’t breath. Therefore, the glucose cannot be absorbed, so it builds up in your bloodstream causing high blood sugar. Doctors can no doubt give you a more scientific reason, but this does happen. If a food makes you sluggish after eating it, your body is exerting a lot of energy to break it down.

Also, most diabetics tend to be acidic. Eating more raw foods (fruits and vegetables), salads and steamed veggies help alkalinize your body. Chewing your food to a liquid will not only help the enzymes in your saliva break down your food, it will help your metabolism to break down the pizza further. Pizza is difficult for  anyones system to digest, let alone a diabetic. Try eating thin crust, gluten free, having a salad with an olive oil/apple cider vinegar dressing. If making your own pizza, I’d suggest adding some raw cheese after pizza is cooked. The enzymes in these raw foods will assist the enzymes in your saliva. Avocado is an excellent cheese replacement. The fat in these raw foods will help slow down the release of sugar into your blood. And the salad will help sweep it out.

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