Your gut health influences how your body absorbs and metabolizes nutrients, and directly effects blood sugar levels. And scientists have found that diabetics and pre-diabetics have an altered gut flora. So beyond the foods you eat, the health of your gut can play a role in the highs and lows caused by sugar.
All sugar, not just the processed kind, can spike blood sugar. When blood sugar is low, you may feel low in energy, irritable and foggy. When blood sugar is high, it can mess up blood flow leading to issues like type 2 diabetes.
If you have a healthy gut your body can process normal amounts of sugar. If your gut is imbalanced it can trigger inflammation, which may affect insulin receptors. Stress may also plummet your blood sugar by eating up resources with adrenalin and altering your gut bacteria. Bottom line, balanced blood sugar starts in the gut.