Last updated on August 21st, 2018 at 09:43 pm
If you are pre-diabetic or diabetic you can start lowering your blood sugar levels naturally by incorporating these 10 foods in your diet, starting today.
Here is a short list of 10 such foods.
Berries like blueberries, raspberries and strawberries are good foods to lower your blood sugar naturally.
These are fruits that contain only a low-level of sugar which makes them good for diabetic patients. Berries like blueberries have also been known to increase a diabetic patient’s insulin sensitivity.
Cinnamon is popularly known as a good food for diabetic patients due to its ability to make the body, especially the liver, respond to insulin. This not only allows the diabetic patient to lose weight, but also to create a balance in a persons blood sugar levels.
Avocados may have gained the reputation of being a fatty food but since fats have been known to slow down the release of glucose into your bloodstream, the amount of fats present in avocados are considered friendly for those who are at a higher risk for diabetes aiming to lower their blood sugar levels.
Nuts like almonds and cashews are packed with magnesium, a mineral that is known to regulate blood sugar levels effectively. Snacking on these nuts can help you reduce your risk for diabetes.
Whole grains like brown rice, amaranth, quinoa, oats, etc. are also known to be great sources of magnesium so they are also known to lower blood sugar levels effectively.
Whether you eat them for breakfast or for snacks, they can do a lot to regulate your blood sugar levels.
Vinegar, like apple cider vinegar is not only a popular remedy for a lot of medical problems but it has also been studied that it boosts glucose metabolism, thereby, reducing blood sugar levels.
Not only is this a yummy treat for those who are suffering from diabetes, but it is also an effective super food to lower blood sugar levels.
Dark chocolate not only has less sugar but its main ingredient, cacao, is also a great source of magnesium and chromium that are known to lower blood sugar levels.
Go for dark chocolate with 80% cocoa or more.
Seeds, such as chia seeds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, flax seeds, etc. are not only nutritious foods for overall health but they are also power foods considered to be great sources of protein, magnesium and iron, which helps lower blood sugar too.
Spices like garlic, turmeric and onions are also super foods that can help lower blood sugar levels and insulin. Therefore, it pays when you use them for your cooking frequently.
Green, Leafy Vegetables
You should also never ignore the power of the greens when lowering blood sugar levels. Some of the green leafy vegetables are rich in magnesium. This includes spinach, kale collards, romaine and Swiss chard.
While diet is one main contributor to raise blood sugar levels, you can also use diet as the main contributor to lowering these sugar levels as long as you choose the right foods to take.