Eating beans can help lower your blood sugar.
If you suffer from high blood sugar levels, you may be more likely to develop serious health issues such as infections, blood clotting, and an inability to heal cuts and wounds. High blood sugar levels can also cause diseases like diabetes. Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to lower your blood sugar levels.
An easy way to reduce blood sugar levels is to stay fit and healthy. Regular exercise not only helps lower blood sugar levels, but also helps fight infections. Staying active and exercising regularly can also help with blood pressure issues. Exercises also help control body weight and regulate cholesterol levels.
Drinking water has several health benefits, including lowering blood sugar.
This exercise doesn’t have to be tiring. Thirty minutes of exercise a day, even walking, helps reduce blood sugar levels. Walking to the store instead of taking the car is all it might take to provide you with some much-needed exercise. Any extra exercise, including working out at a gym, should first be discussed with a doctor if you have irregular blood sugar levels.
Various abdominal organs, including the pancreas, which is associated with blood sugar.
The foods you eat also help to lower your blood sugar levels. Low glycemic foods that are digested more slowly by the body are a better option. Foods with a high glycemic index enter the bloodstream easily and quickly, causing the pancreas to work harder to produce insulin.
Low-glycemic foods that can help lower blood sugar levels include high-fiber fruits, oatmeal, peanuts, beans, peas, and granola. Foods with a high glycemic index include potatoes, rice and white bread. Research has shown that potatoes and white bread are converted to glucose extremely quickly by the body. In fact, they convert faster than a candy bar would.
Eating small, healthy meals throughout the day can keep blood sugar levels steady.
Fast foods should always be avoided. The fat and sugar content in most fast foods is extremely high. Always look for a healthier option. Many food packages now contain information about the sugar content of foods. Most restaurants and even fast food outlets now offer healthy meal options such as salads or fish dishes.
Drinking lots of water is another way to lower blood sugar levels. Drinking at least eight glasses of water a day also flushes out harmful toxins from the body, helps with weight loss and keeps the skin healthy. Recent research has shown that certain herbs can also help lower blood sugar levels. Intake of ginseng after meals has been shown to regulate blood sugar levels. Other helpful herbs include yarrow, blueberries, cinnamon powder, and licorice extract.