Why Protein Helps Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Sugar)
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it with a quick video they were talking about having hypoglycemia low blood
sugar and every time they consume protein they feel a lot better okay so
they wanted to know why protein helps with hypoglycemia now when I had low
blood sugar issues and by the way what happens is when the blood sugar comes up
insulin will then push the blood sugar down and you can end up with lower blood
sugar and people with low blood sugar a lot of times have a higher amount of
insulin in their body and it’s pushing it down and we don’t have those counter
hormones or counter regulatory hormones to kind of push it back up so you end up
with low blood sugar and the symptoms are fatigue dizziness irritable nasai
dry eyes depression there’s all these different symptoms
I remember having hypoglycemia really bad and I’d really dry irritated eyes
then I started consuming protein and I felt great for years but getting back to
the video some people have this idea that the fuel that the body uses is
either glucose sugar or fat or ketones but protein can be used as a fuel
protein can be broken down in the body into what’s called carbon skeletons and
that can actually be converted into glucose okay and the term is
gluconeogenesis so your body can make fuel glucose from protein so protein can
act as a fuel in addition to replacing your protein in your body so it’s not
just fat and glucose you can get energy from protein and this is why when you
consume protein when you have low blood sugar you actually start feeling better
now if you were to consume a carbohydrate when you had hypoglycemia
you would feel better for maybe a minute or two but then the insulin is gonna
kick it back down here now what’s unique about consuming protein is that
yes you are gonna stimulate some insulin especially if you’re consuming a lot of
protein but you’re also going to stimulate at the same time
glucagon glucagon is the opposing hormone to insulin it’s made by the
pancreas as well and glucagon will raise the blood sugar and insulin will lower
it so it’ll create a nice leveling effect right here when you consume
protein so protein is a glucogenic precursor so it’s actually a building
block that can be turned into glucose if your body needs to do that now this
video is not just to have people start consuming a lot of protein I recommend
doing a moderate amount of protein it’s just to help you understand why you’re
gonna feel better if you consume protein if you have hypoglycemia the ultimate
solution for hypoglycemia is to get on a healthy ketogenic diet do the whole
program and intermittent fasting because that way you will correct this large
amount of insulin that is really behind this problem the first place and that’s
coming from insulin resistance and once this is corrected you won’t have the
highs and lows anymore so the need to fix anything related to hypoglycemia is
not there anymore so your blood Sugar’s may even come down to 70 or even 60 but
you don’t get those symptoms anymore you feel very very stable so if you have
hypoglycemia I put several videos on this page so you can get more data
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Here’s what consuming protein may do if you have hypoglycemia. Check this out.
Overview of Healthy Ketogenic Diet and Intermittent Fasting:
0:21 Low blood sugar
0:44 Hypoglycemia symptoms
0:54 My experience with hypoglycemia
1:05 Protein as fuel for the body
1:59 Hypoglycemia and carbs
2:12 Will consuming protein raise insulin?
3:04 What you can do for hypoglycemia
In this video, we’re going to talk about protein and hypoglycemia, and I’m going to cover how protein affects blood sugar.
With hypoglycemia, what happens, is when the blood sugar goes up, insulin pushes it down, leaving you with low blood sugar. People with low blood sugar typically have a higher amount of insulin pushing blood sugar down, and there are no counter hormones to push the blood sugar back up.
• Dry eyes
Some people have this idea that the fuel that the body uses is either glucose, fat, or ketones. But, protein can be used as fuel too. Protein can be converted into glucose through a process called gluconeogenesis. Protein can act as a fuel in addition to replacing the protein in your body. This is why when you consume protein when you have low blood sugar, you start feeling better.
If you have hypoglycemia and you were to consume carbohydrates, you might feel better for a minute, but then the insulin will kick the blood sugar back down. When you consume protein, you will stimulate some insulin, but at the same time, you will stimulate glucagon. Glucagon is the opposing hormone to insulin. Glucagon will raise the blood sugar, and insulin will lower it, creating a leveling effect.
I actually recommend a moderate amount of protein. I believe what may be best for those with hypoglycemia is to get on the healthy ketogenic diet combined with intermittent fasting.
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Thanks for watching! While protein may help with hypoglycemia, it may be really beneficial to get on the healthy keto diet and do intermittent fasting if you have hypoglycemia.