By Anne 6 CommentsHow to safely bring down your blood glucose levels and keep it under control. If your blood sugar levels are high, your priority should be to lower them, safely, effectively, and naturally.
If your blood sugar levels are consistently high, you may be taking the wrong levels of insulin for your lifestyle. A bit of gentle exercise can help lower blood sugars, and having a walk is a perfect form of gentle, blood sugar regulating exercise that you can do without investing in expensive equipment.
Don’t take part in strenuous exercise, as some diabetics find that can raise their blood sugars by causing biological stress. Oatmeal is a really useful carbohydrate for diabetics and anyone seeking to control their blood sugar levels and feel fuller for longer. Cinnamon has been in the news recently, found to reduce the risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes. A diet high in non-starchy vegetables (such as spinach, green beans, and broccoli) is high in fibre and low in fat, helping lower blood sugar levels and maintaining them at a healthier level. A study found that 43% of patients with Type 2 Diabetes who followed a vegan diet for twenty-two weeks found an improved reaction to their diabetes-control medication. It’s a bad time to be a hyperglycaemic vampire, because (according to one 2012 study) garlic reduces blood sugar.
A study found that grapefruit juice increased insulin-sensitivity and lowered blood sugar levels in mice, suggesting it may be helpful for patients with diabetes. Avocados are rich in monounsaturated fatty acids, which increase feelings of fullness after eating. Blueberries are rich in anthocyanins, an antioxidant that protects against obesity, which can be a major cause of Type 2 Diabetes. Apple cider vinegar is a popular health food, reputed to have many health-assisting properties and to change gastrointestinal enzymes.
A 2010 study by Liatis et al found that when individuals with Type 2 Diabetes add vinegar to a meal with a large glycaemic index (in this case, mashed potatoes with low-fat milk), postprandial blood sugar levels do not rise as much as they do in individuals who consume the same high G.I meal without the addition of vinegar. Yogurt can be a healthy natural dessert for patients with hyperglycaemia, if you choose a yogurt with added probiotic. It seems counter intuitive that something so sweet would help to lower blood sugars, but there is evidence that it may do just that.
Popcorn itself is a very healthy snack, full of fiber that helps you feel fuller for longer. A study found that consuming peanut butter not only leaves patients with diabetes feeling fuller for longer, but also keeps blood sugars stable at a lower level throughout the day.
Try adding peanut butter to toast for a healthy breakfast that will see you through until lunch, and keep your blood sugar levels stable all day.
Unfortunately, research by Lane et al (2007) has shown that regular consumption of caffeinated coffee reduces the ability of a patient of with Type 2 Diabetes to control their blood sugar levels. Milk contains protein, which is essential for stabilizing blood sugars, and can be used in an episode of hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar levels) to help raise and stabilize blood sugars. Although it takes a doctor to properly diagnose and treat diabetes, there is a level for fasting blood sugars that’s a good indicator of whether an individual has diabetes or not. While light exercise lowers blood sugars, strenuous exercise causes physical stress and raises them. There isn’t much evidence at the moment, but it is possible that omega-3 fish oil and glucosamine may affect insulin resistance, possibly leading to an increase in blood sugars.
The best advice is to eat sensibly and monitor your own blood sugar levels throughout your menstrual period, being aware of your own peaks and troughs. Diabetics go into ketosis when they run out of insulin, causing the number of ketones in the blood to increase and turn the blood acidic. If you think someone you know may be going into ketosis, watch out for shortness of breath, passing large amounts of urine, and tiredness. Click here to watch a video on how a new medical breakthrough (from Newcastle University) can force your pancreas to fix your high blood sugar naturally.
One thing I am curious about, is what types of protein are helpful with reducing blood sugars as well? I’ve been reading through your posts and they are really making me think critically about my diet.
Cleaning and cutting up your veggies and fruits all at one time can help ensure you will grab them instead of something prepackaged for a quick snack during the week.
How about grab something with more fiber, water and protein to be more satisfying, keep the metabolism burning high and keep you from binge eating later.
I try to keep cucumbers, carrots, celery, apples, pears and berries readily cleaned and available for grabbing.
I don’t love cucumbers plain, but I let them soak in vinegar, dill and salt and then they are a great side or addition to my salad. To pair with some protein, try grabbing an apple or pear and a mozzarella string cheese stick, or  how about throwing blueberries or strawberries in some plan greek yogurt or  low fat cottage cheese with some cinnamon and vanilla to taste. Another one of my favorite snacks is fluffy peanut butter dip combines plain greek yogurt, a tbsp of peanut butter and a little vanilla or stevia to taste.
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Nuts – Nuts are high in protein, healthy fats, fiber, vitamins and arginine, which can help lower blood pressure. Coconut – Although high in saturated fat, coconut has been found to contain medium chain triglycerides, which are metabolized differently by the body than long chain fatty acids (the kind found in high-fat fried foods and animal products).
Seeing as how I absolutely LOVE almond butter (vanilla and maple flavored are my favorites!) on my sweet potatoes, these sound AMAZING.
Oh by the way, this is the article I wrote where I included Minimalist Baker as one of the 5 most enriching minimalism websites out there. I tried this recipe with just the dark chocolate and peanut butter to try it out and WOW!!!
For pregnant women, the best snacks -- like this one -- combine things from at least two food groups. Aim for three servings of low-fat dairy every day, so you and your baby get enough calcium for strong bones and teeth.
When you need a power-packed snack, reach for the protein-rich combo of nuts and hard cheese, like cheddar, Edam, gouda, Parmesan, or Swiss.

Keep healthy snacks in your purse, desk drawer, and car so you can eat whenever hunger pangs set in.
Although it mainly occurs with people who have the serious condition diabetes, there can be other causes. The most common reasons are: forgetting to take your insulin or other glucose-lowering medication at the right time, eating too many carbohydrates for the amount of insulin you did take, or being less physically active than usual.
Being under the weather, feeling stressed, or having an infection could all affect your blood sugars, making them more prone to rise where they wouldn’t normally.
If you are experiencing a large number of the early symptoms, take notice and monitor your blood sugars, attempting to lower them if they are too high, as the later symptoms are particularly serious and uncomfortable, leading to a risk of dangerous complications. There are many simple ways to lower your blood sugar, and they can all fit easily into your lifestyle. There is no food that, if eaten, will instantly lower blood sugar levels, curing hyperglycaemia and leading to perfect health. There is also value in starchy vegetables (such as potatoes and corn), however these are higher in carbohydrates and need to be considered as part of your daily carbohydrate allowance.
However, that pleasantly-sweet fruit is a perfect dessert for diabetics, as it is bursting with fiber, helping you feel fuller for longer, as well as being full of that necessary workhorse of the vitamin world, vitamin C – necessary to fight disease and to build a strong nervous system and healthy skin. However, grapefruit juice can interact with a number of medications, so check your medication leaflets, or consult your doctor or pharmacist, before you add grapefruit juice to your diet. Monounsaturated fatty acids have been found to lower insulin resistance, improving fasting and postprandial blood glucose levels. The Liatis et al (2010) study suggests that the consumption of vinegar may be helpful in attempts to fight hyperglycaemia. It’s a little sweet and a little tart, and will go very nicely in a vinaigrette dressing, a marinade, or even to help give tomato sauces a kick. Because popcorn is made with a whole grain (corn), it doesn’t cause your blood sugars to spike as much as other snack foods might. However, if your blood sugar levels are consistently high, look at the amount of milk you drink, as one cup contains 15 grams of carbohydrate. But be aware that dried fruits pack a huge amount of carbohydrates into a tiny serving, and that will make your blood sugars spike.
It’s not necessary to drink sports drinks to replenish after a short work-out; just take a long drink of plain water.
However, it is recommended that you take an early morning, fasting blood sugar, when you get up, before you eat or drink anything. There are a number of medical problems (such as heart-attack, stroke or a urinary tract infection) that can cause high blood sugar levels. If you avoid intense exercise, and stick to moderate exercise such as walking, you should find it helpful in lowering your blood sugar levels. It’s most common in Type 1 Diabetics that haven’t been diagnosed yet, but also occurs in diabetic patients who fail to maintain their insulin-regime, or who have an underlying infection, such as pneumonia or gastroenteritis.
I convinced my dad to try the 8 Weeks Paleo diet and it made a huge difference in his numbers. Even though we’re still young, we are always trying to find ways to be pro-active in preventing it, and the issues that come with it. I’ve heard to avoid ground beef, but was wondering if foods like salmon, chicken, and tofu could help. Chickpea Flour Thin Mints: It’s not Girl Scout cookie season anymore, but does anything say summer more than mint?
These blondies sub in bananas for sugar and chickpeas for flour in this gluten-free and just-as-delicious treat. These bad boys are grain-free, refined-sugar-free and… you guessed it, full of fiber and protein from the chickpeas and peanut butter. Chickpeas help lower your blood sugar, and these are free of the refined sugar that elevates it.
Chickpea and Orange Cake: Are you looking for a healthier option for your go-to quick bread? In less than five minutes, you can whip up a batch of healthy yet still decadent truffles with the humble legume. Gluten-Free Coconut Cardamom Ice Box Cookies: This baker recommends them with some kaffir lime mousse.
Dark Chocolate Chickpea Brownies: No one will guess that these brownies are not only grain-free and vegan, but positively delicious as well. Next time I make these I think I’ll go that route because sweet potato and almond butter are simply meant to be together. They’re high in vitamin B6, vitamin C (wards of cold and flu viruses and keeps the skin youthful), vitamin D (stabilizes energy levels, mood and promotes healthy bones, nerves, skin and teeth), iron (promotes healthy immune function), magnesium (promotes healthy artery, blood, bone, heart, muscle and nerve function).
Coconuts are also high in fiber, vitamins C, E and B vitamins, as well as iron, selenium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorous. Pomegranate juice has been found to help improve blood flow, and their anti-inflammatory properties may help prevent cancer. Dark chocolate is high in fiber and antioxidants, which help prevent cancer and protect skin from UV damage. I am a food stylist, photographer, creator of the Food Photography School, and author of the 31 Meals Cookbook and Everyday Cooking.Find me on Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. What a fantastic idea and that sure does look like a plate of heaven that I want to dive into! These look & sound AMAING, but I must say, forget dessert, I am totally going to make these for myself for dinner. I would never have considered using sweet potato fries as a base for a dessert but this looks absolutely AH-MAZE-ING! Dip them in guacamole, which is high in folate, a B vitamin that helps prevent birth defects.
Good news: It may lower your risk of preeclampsia, a condition that can cause high blood pressure and organ damage for some pregnant women. Protein-rich light tuna, lower in mercury, is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids and DHA, which help your baby's brain develop.
To make them, stuff natural peanut butter into fiber-rich celery ribs, then line up high-fiber raisins along the top. Phelan, MD, FACOG, professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.
It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. Hyperglycaemia can cause serious symptoms and lead to potentially-dangerous complications, but the good news is that it can be tackled, with effort and a few simple lifestyle changes.

There are, however, a number of foods that help keep blood sugar levels controlled and should be eaten regularly as part of a balanced diet.
A 2013 review found that consumption of Cinnamon lowered fasting blood glucose levels, and raised good cholesterols (HDL), while lowering bad cholesterols (LDL).
So dice up that garlic, and whip-up a delicious garlic and tomato sauce today; not only will it taste just scrummy, it will also be wonderful for helping to lower your blood sugars. Adding simple blueberry smoothies to your daily diet for only six weeks has been found to make your body more sensitive to insulin, lowering your blood sugar levels, and stabilizing them over a longer period. But make sure you choose yogurt with no additional sugar, and (as yogurt contains milk) count the carbohydrates towards your daily total. Choose natural honey products, and add it to your oatmeal, or spread some honey on some toast for a tasty way to stabilize your blood sugar levels. So it may be time to trade-in your caffeinated drinks for decaffeinated alternatives and give your blood sugars a helping hand. Don’t avoid milk entirely, as it is an essential provider of Calcium, but ensure you add the carbohydrates from the milk you drink into your daily allowance. They are, more often than not, little more than candy bars, bursting with sugar and saturated fat. Also watch out for sugar alcohols such as xylitol and sorbitol, which cause uncomfortable dietary symptoms and raise blood sugars.
It does this by attempting to clear the body of excess sugars, which it does through purging the body of liquids by urination and vomiting. If you intend to take omega-3 fish-oil or glucosamine, make sure you monitor your blood sugar levels consistently or consult with your doctor first.
I was so excited to read that a lot of my favourite foods (honey, bananas, oatmeal, avocados) are actually helping us in this battle! Recreate your favorite thin mints with chickpea flour for a nut-free, grain-free vegan take on a typically not-so-healthy indulgence. Pair these with your favorite banana ice cream or coconut-milk-based ice cream for a healthy sundae night.
They’re also high in carotenoids like beta carotene, which helps strengthen eyesight and boost the immune system. Regular consumption can also boost your mood, improve blood flow, and even perk up your vision. Pair a small fun-size bar with fruit, or opt for chocolate-covered fruit, to keep your snack from getting too sweet. The best mixes for you and your baby have salt-free nuts, sugar-free dried fruit, and dark (not milk) chocolate.
It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Taking too much insulin could lead to hypoglycaemia, a potentially-dangerous condition where your blood sugars go too low, potentially leading to coma. To avoid appearing to have high-levels of carbohydrates, many protein bars use sugar alcohols, which cannot be completely digested, leading to bloating and diarrhoea, and raising your blood sugars levels. Once glucose is digested, our body takes it into our bloodstream, where it travels to our cells, providing us with the energy we need to function. If you’re feeling uncomfortable or ill, check your blood sugars, as this will tell you if your illness is caused by high blood sugar levels or some other cause. Urine testing will only tell you if there has been any sugar passing through your urinary system since you last went to the toilet. Grab a couple extra cans next time you’re at the grocery store (or better yet, make your own!) and get cooking ASAP. They’re sweet, perfect with salt, tender, slightly crispy and delicious with just about any dip (ketchup me, please). Otherwise, just slim down the ingredients to suit one – I generally recommend 1 sweet potato per person. Chocolate pudding made with low-fat milk will boost your dairy intake and help build your baby's bones. Single-serve cups of canned peaches or pears are sweet and fiber-rich, and they'll be ready when you are. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If your blood sugars do rise, one of the best ways to lower them again is by going for a gentle walk. If you find your fasting blood sugar is high on two consecutive occasions, go to your doctor to discuss the results. So can a number of medications, both legal (such as steroid therapy), and illegal (for example, ecstasy). I plan on signing up for Blogger University and the Food Photography course as soon as I save up a bit.
The bakery section has fresh pita, or you can look for pita chips in the snack aisle if you prefer a crunch.
For other women, however, their menstrual period involves a constant battle against hypoglycaemia (that’s blood sugars that are too low). Your approach to professional, minimal, honest blogging is exactly what I would like to pursue.
In a small saucepan, combine chocolate and shortening; cook and stir over low heat until melted. Cool.In blender or food processor, combine ricotta, yogurt, sucralose (Splenda), flour and lemon juice. Pour into crust.Place on shallow baking pan in oven and bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour or until center is nearly set when shaken.
To make for less people, just slim down the ingredients to suit the number of people – I generally recommend 1 sweet potato per person.
Combine cherries, juice, and food coloring.Place half of cake cubes in a 3-quart trifle bowl.
Spoon half of cherries over cake; spread 1 cup pudding over cherries, and top with half of whipped topping. Repeat layers.Garnish with chocolate curls, if desired (chocolate curls not included in analysis).

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