High blood sugar levels are caused when there is too much sugar for the body to handle and it can lead to diabetes. A study from 2012 showed that 12-14% of all US adults had Type-2 Diabetes while another 37% were classified as “Pre-diabetic”. Overall this means that half of all adults in the US are either diabetic or pre-diabetic.
Here are four easy ways to keep your blood sugar levels down naturally.
Control Your Carbs
Your body turns the carbs you eat into sugar (particularly glucose) and then the insulin in your body takes this sugar to your cells. Eating too many carbs means that your insulin doesn’t function properly and you have too much blood glucose. The good news is that you can solve this problem.
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommends that you count your carbs or use a food exchange system to monitor and control carb intake. Studies have shown that this can help you plan meals properly to further control blood sugar levels.
Studies have also shown that eating a low-carb diet reduces blood sugar level spikes and reduces overall blood sugar levels. It also helps you to control your blood sugar in the long-term.
To sum it up; carbs are broken down into glucose, which raises your blood sugar levels. So reducing your carb intake reduces blood sugar levels.
Eat More Fiber
Fiber slows down the digestion of carbs and the absorption of sugar. So it stops blood sugar levels from rising too quickly. Different kinds of fiber can have different effects.