November 4


Top 10 Foods That Can Lower Our Blood Sugar Levels

By Gabriela

November 4, 2021

Life with diabetes is basically challenging and a constant task of keeping sugar levels balanced out.

Everything needs to be at a level deemed regular in order to avoid future health issues or even worse, experiencing problems in everyday life.

We’ve gathered some tips that people hopefully will find useful and somehow able to incorporate into their day-to-day life.

Make sure to always consult a physician whenever you plan on making some lifestyle changes, especially in cases of having diabetes.

1. Water

Water is the most important fluid that a human being can consume. If you’re not sure what liquid to drink, which is usually filled with sugars and other chemicals but also is very high in calories, just have a glass of water instead.

2. Nuts

Nuts are one of the healthiest foods our planet has graced us with. Only two ounces of almonds per day can significantly make the body more sensitive to insulin. (1)

During the afternoon or whenever you feel like it, grab a handful and enjoy this delicious and healthy snack.

3. Cold Water Fish

Cold Water Fish is one of the very few sources of protein that’s not going to trigger inflammation, as well as serve as a great root for fatty acids. This is going to protect the heart from going through more issues with diabetes. (2)

4. Avocados

Avocados are famous for packing lots of monounsaturated fatty acids. These are very good for people because they make our body more sensitive to insulin as well. As a bonus, they’re packed with lots of fiber. (3)

5. Leafy Greens

Chard, kale, spinach, and other greens are of great value for our health. They are filled with so many vitamins and they energize the body as well. One lesser-known fact about these greens is that they’re packed with fiber.

Fiber is of huge importance if we want to have balanced glucose levels. (4)

All we have to do is add a handful of anything leafy and green that we like to our smoothie and enjoy.

6. Cinnamon

½ teaspoons of cinnamon per day will do the trick to make our body’s cells a lot more responsive to the hormone insulin. We can expect amazing results of having lowered and balanced out levels of sugar in our blood.

7. Citrus Fruits

People struggling with diabetes have a low vitamin C count in their system. This is where citrus fruits come to play. Take some oranges or whatever citrus, and enjoy a delicious snack while packing up on much-needed energizing vitamins.

8. Green Tea

Drinking green tea is very important because it’s very beneficial for good blood sugar levels, our immune system, and effective brain function.

While going through certain inflammation, our bodies are going through a hard time working with glucose, which can mix up the sugar levels. (5)

By drinking some green tea we will reduce inflammation. That’s going to help our body to work with glucose a lot easier.

9. Garlic

Garlic is known for lowering blood pressure as well as regulating our sugar levels. It’s important to eat it raw and there are lots of delicious ways to do it, for example, crush it and put it on some toast, or just simply chop it up into tiny bits and drink it with some water. (6)

10. Chocolate

Having some dark chocolate can make our body more sensitive to insulin! Even though it sounds strange and quite the oxymoron, having some low on sugar and natural chocolate is a very smart snack to indulge in, studies say. (7)

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  • Gabriela

    Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief of Diabetes Health Page, Fitness trainer and instructor has dedicated her career to educating and informing people for over 10 years. As one of the most passionate diabetes advocates, Gabi has worked tirelessly to ensure that those people receive the education and support they need to properly manage their diabetes and achieve their health, fitness and weight loss goals.

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