February 1


2 Common Foods That Help Reduce Blood Glucose and How to Use Them

By Gabriela

February 1, 2018

Blood glucose, i.e. blood sugar actually comes from the food you consume. What your body does is that it produces blood glucose by digesting certain foods into sugar which circulates in the bloodstream.

The blood glucose is actually used for energy. The glucose which isn’t necessary to fuel your body immediately gets stored in your cells, and it is used later.

However, an excessive amount of glucose in the blood might be harmful. It’s vital to understand how food and eating impact your blood glucose. If you are aware of the foods and their impact you will be able to control your diabetes.

You should know that certain foods lower the blood sugar levels. There are 2 foods which can really help with your diabetes. Read on to find out more.

2 Foods That Lower Blood Glucose Levels

Food #1 – Cinnamon

The cinnamon is a delicious spice with medicinal properties. This is a spice that comes from the inner bark of trees known by the name Cinnamomum.

As a matter of fact, the cinnamon has been used throughout history, dating back to Ancient Egypt. Back then it was valuable and rare, and it was thought that cinnamon is a gift for kings.

However, nowadays the cinnamon is cheap and you can find it in any supermarket. But does it really lower the blood sugar levels? Well, believe it or not, but cinnamon doesn’t only increase flavor, but it also lowers your blood glucose levels.

Study About the Influence of Cinnamon on Blood Sugar

According to one study consuming from 1 to 6 grams of cinnamon capsules on a daily basis might help lower triglycerides, total cholesterol, sugar levels and LDL cholesterol in people who have type 2 diabetes.

You should know that 2-4 grams of cinnamon powder are the same as a ½ teaspoon to 1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder. This is enough to enjoy the benefits of the cinnamon. Bear in mind that high cinnamon doses might actually be toxic for you.

How to Include Cinnamon in Your Diet

You can easily include cinnamon in almost any diet. Just sprinkle it on your coffee, cereal, yogurt or oatmeal. The best way to add it to your diet is to use the actual cinnamon spice, which you can easily find in any supermarket.

Food #2 – Apple Cider Vinegar

You should know that for thousands of years, the vinegar has been used for different purposes. It is an ancient remedy, that helps with different health issues.

However, in the natural health community, the most popular vinegar is the apple cider vinegar i.e. ACV. The ACV comes with different benefits and some of them are proven by science.

Study About the Influence of ACV on Blood Sugar

According to one study, the combination of 2 tablespoons of ACV with 1 oz. of cheese before your bedtime might help the fasting sugar the next morning.

In this study, the individuals who consumed that amount of ACV with cheese had from 4 to 6 percent reduction in fasting sugar levels.  In fact, those who added ACV in their meal saw improvements in their blood glucose levels around 2 hours after the meal.

How to Include ACV in Your Diet

You can add ACV in different foods. For instance, as a salad dressing, you can combine ACV with olive oil. Moreover, you can use ACV to marinate chicken or meat, and you can add it to your vegetables.

Now you know about the benefits of cinnamon and ACV and all you need to do is to include them in your usual diet. How do you use cinnamon and ACV?


  • 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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