How Brain Affects Blood Sugar Levels Part 1

Be the Boss of Your Brain. What balances your blood sugar balances your brain chemistry. Our three brain chemicals that produce happy, relaxed feelings and resilience to stress are Serotonin, Beta-endorphins and Dopamine.

Beta – Endorphins

What are beta-endorphins?

  • Beta-endorphins are neuro-chemicals that are known as the brain’s painkiller, increases levels of beta-endorphins are associated with good self esteem and general coping mechanism. Lower levels of beta-endorphins result in feelings of inadequacy and being stuck.

Reasons why we crave refined sugar to increase our beta-endorphins levels?

  • Sugar temporarily increases beta endorphins levels, which leads to improved self esteem and resilience to stress.

Ways to increase beta-endorphins?

  • Replace refined white sugar with low glycemic sweetness. Research shows that simply a sweet taste on your tongue increases beta endorphins. Satisfy your sweet tooth with coconut sugar or stevia instead.
  • Include ample low glycemic foods like blueberries. Beta-endorphins boost bonus; find pleasures by savouring each bite.

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23 Comments Add yours

  1. Man this is just amazing 😍. Just think about it It makes oπŸ™πŸ•β™’οΈπŸ’ƒπŸΎπŸŽ‰

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    1. GS says:

      Glad you liked the post.

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  2. c.f. leach says:

    Thank you so much for that information. Blessings and Peace.

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you. Diabetes is so common these days.

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      1. c.f. leach says:

        Yes, I know my husband has it and right now is battling with memory loss everyday. Again, thanks. Blessings and Peace.

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      2. GS says:

        Thank you

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  3. Interesting discussion! Being pre-diabetic, I can attest to the benefits of using Stevia.

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    1. GS says:

      Glad you found the post helpful.

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  4. I am reading the article again πŸ™πŸ•β™’οΈ

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    1. GS says:

      Wow glad you liked it

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  5. Honestly I think others should read it more than once πŸ™πŸ•β™’οΈπŸ’ͺπŸ’ƒπŸ‘πŸΎπŸ˜»

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    1. GS says:

      Yes maintaining blood sugar levels is very important.

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      1. As ya diabetic I know too well and ty for the article πŸ™πŸ•β™’οΈ

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      2. GS says:

        Glad you found my post useful.

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  6. Thank you for the information it was very helpful. Would you happen to know if this information can be associated with migraines which I suffer from?

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    1. GS says:

      Fasting, eating high-sugar foods, dieting too rigorously, and skipping meals can all trigger, or make people more likely to have a headache or migraine. Even delayed or irregular meals can make a difference. This is usually due to people’s blood-glucose levels falling too low.The headache that comes with a mild or severe low blood sugar can feel like your skull is cracking apart β€” it’s brutal. And often times, the headache will linger long after you’ve treated the hypoglycemia and your blood sugar is back up to a safe range.

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  7. Thotaramani says:

    It was really nice information

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    1. GS says:

      It’s important to keep your blood sugar levels in your target range as much as possible to help prevent or delay long-term, serious health problems, such as heart disease, vision loss, and kidney disease. Staying in your target range can also help improve your energy and mood.

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