How are my snack habits related to my spine & my health?
When we eat food, the body breaks it down into easier to absorb and use components. Starches are broken down into simple sugars in the small intestines where they are absorbed into the blood stream. If over time a person abuses starches and sugars (carbohydrates) and eats them in large quantities, more and more insulin gets secreted with each meal. The cells will start to ignore the insulin and more will be released. This begins to result in states of lower than normal blood sugar which the body is forced to raise to normal. The body will signal the pancreas and adrenal glands to respond or you will satisfy a craving by eating sugar.
If this cycle happens enough times, the body begins to manifest stress on the adrenal glands with chronic muscle weakness in the feet, knees, and low back/pelvis.
Between meal snacks are important so that you are not going more than 2 to 3 hours without eating.
+Apple with a tablespoon of nut butter
+Berries with a handful of walnuts or almonds
+Guacamole or hummus with raw vegetables
+Nut butter bar
+Hard boiled egg
+Sunflower or pumpkin seeds