Can you really bring your blood sugar down quickly and safely?
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We’re about to reveal 8 AMAZING… but SIMPLE tips for keeping your glucose levels in a healthy range both after you eat and throughout your day.
1) Blood sugar spikes, also called hyperglycemia, and this can damage your nerves, eyes, and limbs.
2) While it’s extremely important to monitor your glucose levels before and after you eat, you may not realize that there are other factors which can contribute to high blood sugar levels, including environmental and stress factors.
3) First, it’s important to stay active. Aerobic exercise, which is moderate-intensity body movements that raise your heart rate, have been shown to help lower glucose levels. However, anaerobic activity, where muscles are put through more intense, short-burst movements, can actually raise blood sugar levels. So, jogging, cycling, walking, and even dancing can be great forms of exercise for lowering glucose levels. But weight lifting and other strength-training routines should be avoided if you’re looking to lower your blood sugar after a workout.
4) Studies show that regularly eating low glycemic index foods can significantly reduce fasting glucose levels over time. However, when it comes to quickly reducing your glucose levels, foods low on the glycemic index can help you achieve this goal as well.
5) Studies show that poor sleep can have a detrimental affect on your glucose control. And disruption of your biological clock, especially by staying up late into the night, has been proven to worsen insulin resistance. Therefore, it’s essential that you get quality sleep each night, and it’s best to avoid daytime naps.
6) Berberine is a traditional Chinese compound which recent studies show may have a positive effect on your blood sugar. Animal trials now suggest that this herb can help to increase insulin sensitivity, insulin production, and may decrease liver glucose production while slowing carbohydrate absorption.
7) Stress may come from many places, including an injury, an illness, or your environment. And chronic inflammation has been shown to increase insulin resistance. Therefore, it’s important to utilize calming techniques, like yoga, meditation, and mindfulness, day-to-day, to improve your mental and physical health. It can specifically work to help you lower your post-meal glucose levels.
8) The minerals chromium and magnesium both play an important role in fighting diabetes. Chromium can improve the effectiveness of insulin, and magnesium can help improve glucose uptake from your blood. Having a deficency in both minerals has been linked with an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
9) Dehydration can cause glucose levels to rise. A recent study showed that participants who drank more water had lower glucose levels than participants who drank less water. Plus, drinking water before a meal can work to decrease your appetite, which can help you avoid potential glucose-spiking desserts and in-between-meal snacks.
10) Fiber is immensely important for your health, in general, but also your for your blood sugar control. Many studies have shown that eating more fiber reduces calorie intake, increases the feeling of fullness, and slows down the absorption of nutrients.