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Protein sources

When balancing your blood sugar levels we need to ensure that your meals and snacks contain some protein, this slows down the rate that the sugar, from the carbohydrates, reaches your blood stream.  This helps reduce sugar spikes and can address low energy levels and support the adrenal glands, can help assist with weight loss and may even improve your mood and sleep patterns.  Protein is required for growth, repair, connective tissue, mood and much more.


Animal sources: Chicken, turkey, eggs, **milk – cheese.  Beef, lamb, game, pork (ham, bacon), organ meats like liver, kidneys.  Fish and seafood like mackerel, salmon, tuna, crab, prawns, mussels, squid, scallops.

Non animal sources:
Beans, lentils, pulses, soya, chickpeas, tempeh and tofu
Nuts: *almonds, brazils, hazelnuts, walnuts, pistachio, cashew
Seeds: *pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, ground flaxseeds, hemp seeds
Powders: Pea protein powder, hemp protein and soya protein powders

A great thing about vegetable protein is that it contains lots of fibre, iron.
Nuts and seeds also provide healthy fats, zinc, magnesium and more.  Perfect to team with or without the animal sources.
*Please note that nuts and seeds need to be raw to supply the greatest benefit nutritionally.  High heat damages the healthy oils and potentially the vitamins and minerals.
**If you are on an exclusion diet for dairy, please don’t eat the cheese, milk or cream.
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