Easy to get sleepy after meals, be alert to diabetes

After ingesting carbohydrates, it will be broken down into glucose into the bloodstream and become blood sugar, which constitutes the body s main energy source. The pancreas then releases insulin, which helps cells use glucose. Insulin receptors in the cell allow glucose to enter for energy storage or immediate use.

However, nutritionists say that in daily diets, taking too much simple carbohydrates such as white sugar, white flour, and sweet drinks at once can easily lead to a sudden rise in blood sugar, causing the cell s insulin receptor to stop receiving insulin, and excess glucose accumulates in the blood in. At the same time, the pancreas is working hard to produce more insulin. Such a vicious cycle makes the human organs overburdened, unable to get rest, and feelings of drowsiness, fatigue and overdraft. Over time, chronic insulin resistance occurs.

Therefore, it is recommended to choose more complex carbohydrates, such as whole grain foods such as barley, oats, quinoa, wheat, brown rice, various vegetables and fruits (excluding fruit juice). These foods take longer to digest and allow the blood sugar to rise steadily. In addition, you should not sit on the sofa immediately after a meal. Instead, take appropriate actions to help your body process the large amounts of glucose you have just taken faster and more efficiently.

If you find yourself having such a problem, it is necessary for the elderly to go to the hospital for a physical examination in time and make appropriate adjustments in life. I hope everyone can pay attention to this issue and protect their health reasonably.

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