Blood sugar level which is also known as blood sugar concentration is the measure of glucose concentration in the blood of humans or other animals. This sugar comes from the food you eat and is your body's main source of energy. The amount of it in the body can fluctuate due to an unhealthy lifestyle or eating the wrong diet.
High blood sugar level occurs when the level of glucose in the blood rises beyond normal. High blood sugar levels can be harmful. Although high blood sugar levels generally produce symptoms of excessive urination, undue thirst and hunger, and weight loss, over time these high blood sugar levels can result in lower extremity paresthesias (“pins and needles” sensations) and/or loss of feeling, blurry vision and a tendency to be at higher risk.
When your blood sugar level is high, there are certain things you can do that will reduce it. Some of them include;
1. Exercise regularly
Exercise is one of the most effective ways you can lower your blood sugar level. Physical activity can lower your blood sugar up to 24 hours or more after your workout by making your body more sensitive to insulin. Become aware of how your blood sugar responds to exercise. Checking your blood sugar level more often before and after exercise can help you see the benefits of activity. Always exercise regularly as it helps you to stay healthy.
2. Increase your fibre intake
Foods high in fibre can also help reduce your blood sugar level. A diet high in fibre, like shredded wheat, can help combat the effects of type 2 diabetes and hypertension. Those on a high-fibre diet had lower cholesterol, lower blood pressure, and lower blood sugar. Examples of such foods include; dried fruits, avocado, apples, etc.
3. Drink water and stay hydrated.
Staying hydrated is very important to your well-being. Drinking enough water may help you keep your blood sugar levels within healthy limits. In addition to preventing dehydration, it helps your kidneys flush out the excess sugar through urine. Always drink water to stay healthy.
4. Choose foods with a low glycemic index
Legumes, such as beans, peas, chickpeas, and lentils, have very low GI scores. They are also a good source of nutrients that can help maintain healthy blood sugar levels.
5. Manage stress levels
Stress is a major cause of high blood sugar levels. Stress can be a major impediment to effective glucose control. Stress hormones in your body may directly affect glucose levels. If you're experiencing stress or feeling threatened, your body reacts. This is called the fight-or-flight response. No matter the level of your busy schedule, always find time to rest.
Everyone should adhere to the tips of this article.
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