Foods, Tips and Advice for Good Blood Sugar Levels
Blood sugar regulation is very important for those with diabetes or pre-diabetes. These six foods can help keep your blood sugar levels in check:
1. Bitter melon. 2. Cinnamon. 3. Barley. 4. Oatmeal. 5. Onion. 6. Spinach.
Here are the best ways to maintain healthy blood sugar levels.
Protein: One of the best ways to stabilise blood sugar levels is by including high quality protein with each meal. The best sources include lean red meat, fish, chicken, eggs, legumes, nuts, seeds and tofu.
Chromium: Chromium helps normalise blood sugar levels and enhance insulin production. Sources include broccoli, wholegrain cereals, nuts, mushrooms and soy beans.
Reducing sugar: Reduce your consumption of sugary processed foods such as chocolates, cakes, biscuits, sugary breakfast cereals and soft drinks. These foods give a sharp rise in blood sugar levels.
Fibre: Fibre helps to stabilise blood sugar levels. It slows the absorption of glucose from foods, which reduces the sharp rise in blood sugar levels. Best sources include wholegrain breads, and cereals, brown rice/pasta, legumes, fruit and vegetables.
By Black Bliz