The benefits of lowering your blood sugar naturally are numerous. It allows you to reduce your risk of getting pre-diabetes, as well as other ailments, such as heart disease and cancer, requiring chronic disease care. It also allows you to avoid taking medications for controlling high blood sugar that often have unpleasant side-effects.
Last month in part 2 of our blog series of Tips for Lowering Your Blood Sugar Naturally, we explored the need to avoid or manage stress, avoid highly processed grains and getting quality sleep can have on managing your blood sugar. Here are 3 more helpful tips for lowering your blood sugar naturally.
Extra weight puts more stress on your body, and studies have shown that even losing a little weight can decrease your risk of developing diabetes. A particular area to focus on is your waist. Men with waists larger than 40 inches and women with waists larger than 35 inches have been associated with high blood sugar levels, leading to an increased risk of developing insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. So, when looking at the best ways to lower your blood sugar, losing the extra weight around the waistline is an excellent place to start.
Increasing your intake of leafy green vegetables, especially spinach and kale, as well as fresh raw, or lightly steamed veggies such as broccoli, green beans and cauliflower are excellent choices. They all are packed with important nutrients such as chromium and magnesium which studies have proven to have positive benefits on lowering blood sugar.
The American Diabetes Association highly recommends plant-based sources of protein such as beans, seeds and nuts and fish and other types of seafood over beef, pork and chicken for controlling or lowering your blood sugar. Another choice that is surprisingly high in protein is broccoli, making it a superfood for managing your blood sugar.
This concludes our blog series on lowering your blood sugar naturally. If you missed part 1 of this series, check it out here. If you missed part 2, check it out here. Numerous studies have linked high-blood sugar to diabetes, heart disease and many other chronic disease conditions. These studies have also determined that the best way to avoid these conditions is to avoid getting them in the first place. So take these tips and weave them into your life in order to assure a long and high quality life.
If you need help lowering your blood sugar and require diabetes treatment, schedule an appointment with one of our internal medicine specialists at Primary Care Physicians of Florida. We have doctors who accept Medicare and Cigna on staff, as well as others who are on the list of Molina healthcare providers.
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