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Grazing on natural foods helps maintain consistent blood sugar and healthy insulin levels in the body Most of their natural foods release energy slowly so blood sugar (glucose) levels remain stable; no highs which can make you feel bloated and uncomfortable or lows which can make you feel tired or lethargic. The dreaded 3pm slump is caused by a rapid fall in blood sugar levels following a sugary peak after lunch. If you eat refined foods, such as white bread, white pasta, cakes or biscuits, your blood sugar sky rockets causing the body to react by producing lots of insulin. When the insulin has brought blood sugar levels back to normal, the body stops releasing it. But this isnâ€™t the end of the story â€” insulin that is already in the system keeps taking sugar out of the blood until our blood sugar levels plummet. This is the cause of the mid afternoon sleepy feeling we know as the 3pm slump. The brain is low on sugar, and the knock-on effect is the craving of chocolate or crisps in the afternoon.
Grazing on a wide range of natural foods and their vital nutrients gives our immune system a fighting chance Grazing on our natural foods is an excellent way of boosting your immunity by filling in vital nutrients that may be missed due to skipped meals and long busy days at work. Itâ€™s easy to get run down, and when youâ€™re not eating all the essential nutrients the body requires this can quickly turn into the sniffles or worse. Grazing on a wide range of natural foods and their vital nutrients give our immune system a fighting chance.