Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Natural Ways to improve your sugar level

When you learn to balance your blood sugar you minimize your risk of blood sugar-related diseases, metabolic syndrome, diabetes and heart disease. Eating foods that release energy quickly can cause feelings of fatigue, hunger and irritation. Processed foods and those full of
refined sugar cause a spike in your blood sugars by releasing their glucose in a sudden rush. One of the easiest way to balance your blood sugar levels is by including fiber-rich foods into your daily diet. Most foods which are high in fiber are also low in calories and other
nutrients which allows it to make a positive impact on blood sugar levels quickly.
So if you are moody, irritable, hungry, have cravings, experience poor concentration or gain weight? You need to balance your blood sugar!
Below are a few natural methods to help balance your sugar level:
Exercise: When you exercise your cells begin to absorb glucose at a much higher rate. This leaves less glucose in the bloodstream, thus improving your blood pressure and blood sugar levels quickly. Moderate daily exercise is essential to both preventing and managing diabetes.
Thirty minutes a day will boost your well-being.
Stay Hydrated: Your hydration has a profound effect on every aspect of your body. Drinking a healthy amount of water each day will help you balance blood sugar levels in no time. Studies show that those who drink between 17 and 34 ounces of water per day, or four average
glasses, are 30% less likely to develop problems with their blood sugar.
Avoid Stress: Stress causes a stimulation of the nervous and endocrine systems which makes your blood sugar levels spike. Your emotional well-being directly affects your blood sugar due to the body’s natural trigger to release epinephrine and cortisol when energy levels are
lacking. If your physical energy levels are fine but your stress is triggering otherwise, your blood sugar will climb rapidly.
Get enough sleep: Poor sleeping habits affects many aspects of your body’s chemistry. Too little sleep and you will have a ravenous but unhealthy appetite, higher blood sugar levels and everyone knows the affect overeating has on weight. However if you sleep too much, this
can lead to conditions such as heart disease and strokes. Get seven to nine hours of peaceful sleep per night as sleep deprivation wreaks havoc on blood sugar and not getting enough sleep reduces glucose tolerance, meaning your cells have a harder time taking up glucose, which leads to higher blood sugar. The other problem with inadequate sleep is that when you are tired, you eat more because your body is desperate for energy. And usually you want to eat sugary, crabby foods that will spike blood sugar levels.
Don’t skip Meals: Each of the three basic meals are an essential part of keeping your metabolism running at an optimal state. Breakfast is extremely important for the regulation of blood sugar levels, while the consistent spacing out of your meals will ensure that glucose is
absorbed stably. Don’t overload on carbs as this will also cause a spike.
Keep a Check on your blood sugar level: When tracking your blood sugar, be sure to check your blood sugar levels at different times of the day. It is best to check both before breakfast and after your evening meal. Wait an hour or two before checking and always test yourself when trying new food, exercise or medication.
Compare your Records: As you track your blood sugar levels on a day to day basis take the time to reflect at least once a week on the difference in results. See where, how and why your blood pressure spiked or improved on what day and adjust your diet and habits accordingly.

By Mercy Kukah

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