July 20, 2024

Lowering your blood sugar levels naturally is now a reality!

And it's so easy you won't be able to believe it – until you try it, of course.

Consume the following 5 foods regularly, and you'll soon see how your sugar levels will drop to normal.

Plus, I'll also give you a few extra tips at the end.

Let's give it a go!

1. Garlic

The number 1 on my list is garlic.

This powerhouse of nutrients is not only able to improve insulin sensitivity and secretion, but it also suffocates fungus infections by supercharging your immunity.

Do you fear a summer flu or cold?

Fade all those worries away by adding garlic to your meals, whether raw or cooked; it will have a very potent effect on your wellbeing.

2. Whole Wheat or Pumpernickel Bread

I don't know about you, but I am a major pastry fan.

Bread, croissants, you name it.

There's just something about that smell that makes me go crazy.

Unfortunately, most bread can dangerously raise your blood sugar levels, and therefore you should avoid it.

However, you can enjoy the healthy alternatives – pumpernickel bread and 100% stone-ground whole wheat.

These breads are safe to enjoy by people with diabetes because they have a low GI score and very little carbs.

Plus, they're rich in fiber, which helps improve digestion and stabilize blood sugar levels.

3. Sweet Potatoes and Yams

Can't seem to ditch french fries?

You're in luck! Sweet potatoes and yams have a low GI score, are delicious, and nutritious.

Research suggests the sweet potatoes' flesh contains more fiber than the skin, which implies that this veggie is more than welcomed to the diets of people with diabetes.

I recommend you substitute potatoes with sweet potatoes or yams if you want to lower down your blood sugar levels.

And instead of frying them, simply prickle one spoon of olive oil on them, sprinkle some herbs, and bake them till crispy.

I bet this will be your favorite go-to side dish from now on.

I know mine is!

4. Oatmeal and Oat Bran

If you were looking for a cereal that could improve insulin sensitivity, reduce glucose and insulin responses after meals, help maintain glycemic control, and reduce blood lipids (fats); then you've found it.

All of these therapeutic benefits are due to the high levels of B-glucans, which maintains glycemic control.

Plus, it has a low GI score; therefore, it's not going to cause dangerous spikes and dips in your blood sugar levels.

However, don't go “ham” on oatmeal just yet because doctors recommend people with diabetes to limit their intake of oatmeal to 1 cup/day.

5. Legumes

A sure way to keep your blood sugar in check is to have a diet comprised of mostly legumes:

– beans

– peas

– chickpeas

– lentils

There are many reasons why, apart from their low GI score, one being their rich fiber, protein, and complex carbohydrates content.

This, in turn, plummets the risk of coronary heart disease in people who have type 2 diabetes.

However, make sure you don't consume products that contain added sugars and simple starches like those found in:

– syrups

– sauces

– marinades

It's all about your lifestyle!

There are other means through which you can stabilize your blood sugar levels, like:

– staying hydrated by drinking plenty of clear liquids (avoid fruit juice)

– exercising regularly

– eating small portions frequently and not skipping meals
(to prevent spikes and drops in blood sugar levels)

– reducing stress

– maintaining a healthy body weight

It all comes down to your habits and diet.

If you also have other medical issues, then I advise you to discuss with your doctor about what kind of diet might work best for you!