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5 Things to Help Control Your Blood Sugar

5 Things to Help Control Your Blood Sugar

Being able to control your blood sugar levels are a good way to prevent diabetes, plus it can help reduce those cravings that promote weight gain too.

Certain foods contain high levels of sugar that will cause a spike in your blood sugar levels. Unfortunately these are quickly burnt, which results in your blood sugar levels crashing.

When this happens, this is when further cravings for sugar occur.

Here are a few tips to avoid these spikes and take back control of your blood sugar:

#1: Eat more vegetables

Our first suggestion would be to eat more non-starchy vegetables, which include:

  • Spinach
  • Beans
  • Cabbage
  • Peppers
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower

They are low in sugar, and contain fibre that can keep you feeling full and your blood sugar levels down.

#2: Snack on seeds

When you are hungry, instead of reaching for those sugary snacks that will cause a blood sugar spike, instead grab a handful of seeds instead.

Seeds such as flaxseeds are a good source of fibre, which we have already discussed the benefits of.

#3: Eat more metabolism boosting foods

Those who are overweight or obese are more likely to suffer from conditions such as diabetes, but you can do something about it by changing your diet.

For example you could start eating more metabolism boosting foods such as:

  • Papaya
  • Apples
  • Banana
  • Nuts
  • Oats
  • Quinoa

#4: Cut back on carbs

While it is certainly not a good idea to cut carbs entirely from your diet, they are used for energy and a variety of bodily functions after-all.

Yet, cutting back on certain carbs is recommended. Especially those processed ones, such as white bread, white pasta and white rice.

Processed carbs have much of their nutrients removed and are quickly burnt by your body, which causes a spike in your blood sugar levels.

#5: Watch those refined grains

Refined grains are heavily processed so are quickly burnt, instead choose whole grain foods instead.

Examples include oatmeal, whole wheat bread and brown rice.

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