High blood sugar level is a medical condition many people all over the world are battling with. Blood sugar, or glucose, is the main sugar found in your blood. It comes from the food you eat and is your body's main source of energy. Your blood carries glucose to all of your body's cells to use for energy. Blood sugar in a moderate amount is healthy for the body but excess of it is dangerous.
Diabetes is a disease in which your blood sugar levels are too high. High blood sugar levels can cause different complications such as; Cardiovascular disease, nerve damage (neuropathy), kidney ravage, (diabetic nephropathy) or kidney failure, harm to the blood vessels of the retina (diabetic retinopathy), potentially leading to blindness, etc.
Some of the signs and symptoms of high blood sugar level include; finding it hard to concentrate, being very thirsty or hungry, feeling drowsy or tired most of the time, blurred vision, feeling mouth is dry, having bloating, need to urinate often, etc. Seek medical attention once you begin to observe these signs.
Diet is very important when it comes to lowering high blood sugar levels. Some of the foods that help lower high blood sugar levels include;
Studies have shown that nuts such as almonds have been shown to slow down the blood sugar reaction when eaten with carbohydrate-rich foods. Nuts generally help in regulating blood sugar levels hence consume them regularly.
The fibre in the fruit of okra (the green, seedy part of the plant) lowers blood sugar by slowing down the absorption of sugar from your intestines. Try and incorporate okra into your diet.
Do you know that beans are a diabetes superfood? This is because they are low on the glycemic index and can help regulate blood sugar levels more adequately than many other starchy foods. Try to consume beans regularly.
Berries are another vital food for regulating blood sugar levels. Research has shown that berries are loaded with fibre, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, and they make an excellent choice for people with blood sugar management issues. Berries are also healthy for your brain hence consume them regularly.
Oats are also among the most healthy foods for maintaining blood sugar levels. Oats have a GI score of 55 or lower, making them less likely to induce spikes and dips in blood sugar levels. Oats also contain B-glucans, which can curtail glucose and insulin responses after meals.
6. Citrus fruits
Citrus fruits such as lemons also contain flavonoids, naringin, and naringenin - all of which can have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant effects and can help lower blood sugar levels. Try to consume them regularly.
Everyone should adhere to the tips of this article.
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