5 ways to get rid of high blood sugar

High blood sug­ar does­n’t mean you’re sweet.


Hyper­glycemia, or sim­ply high blood sug­ar, is com­mon­ly asso­ci­at­ed with dia­betes and pre­di­a­betes (when the body’s sug­ar lev­els are high but not high enough to diag­nose dia­betes). If you do not treat this con­di­tion and do not engage in pre­ven­tion, you can face very unpleas­ant health con­se­quences.

Blood sug­ar con­trol is a vital activ­i­ty that should not be neglect­ed.

What you need to know about it

Mea­sur­ing blood sug­ar allows you to deter­mine if your body is using glu­cose for ener­gy in a healthy way. If your blood sug­ar lev­els are too low, you may need to increase the amount of glu­cose sources in your diet. Well, if the sug­ar lev­el is too high, you will have to do the oppo­site — reduce the num­ber of “sweet” sources.

Why is it dangerous to ignore this problem

High blood sug­ar lev­els can harm the sen­si­tive tis­sues in your body. For exam­ple, blood ves­sels and nerve cells suf­fer.

By main­tain­ing a nor­mal blood sug­ar lev­el, you help the body in the pre­ven­tion of dis­eases of the car­dio­vas­cu­lar sys­tem, as well as ward off kid­ney dam­age, vision loss, neu­ropa­thy, and prob­lems with teeth, gums, and bones.

If blood glu­cose lev­els are too high, the body can enter a state of dia­bet­ic ketoaci­do­sis, break­ing down fat for ener­gy and releas­ing the tox­ic by-prod­uct of metab­o­lism, ketones. As soon as too many ketones accu­mu­late in the blood, a dia­bet­ic coma and even death can occur.


How to Check Your Blood Sugar

Blood sug­ar tests are tak­en twice — on an emp­ty stom­ach and after meals.

  • On an emp­ty stom­ach — the sug­ar lev­el should be less than 100 mg.
  • After meals — less than 140 mg.

A ran­dom blood sug­ar test should not show a result of more than 200 mg. At the same time, sug­ar lev­els below 60 can be dan­ger­ous. Its symp­toms are a feel­ing of weak­ness and loss of con­scious­ness. This is a very seri­ous con­di­tion.

How to Reduce Blood Sugar

These pre­ven­tion meth­ods allow you to low­er your blood sug­ar per­ma­nent­ly and improve your health.

1. Regular exercise

Your body uses glu­cose for ener­gy, and exer­cis­ing reg­u­lar­ly is one of the best ways to main­tain nor­mal blood sug­ar lev­els.

Walk­ing, weightlift­ing, cycling, swim­ming, car­dio all use blood sug­ar for ener­gy. This is a very cool way to keep your health and even the psy­che in order. We recent­ly wrote about why it is so impor­tant to exer­cise every day, and it’s not just about sug­ar.


2. Eat More Fiber

Fiber helps slow down the absorp­tion of sug­ar and the diges­tion of car­bo­hy­drates. Thanks to fiber, blood sug­ar lev­els do not rise sharply after eat­ing, there­fore, they do not fall imme­di­ate­ly. If you add more fiber to your meal, you will stay ener­getic longer and improve diges­tion.

3. Eat small meals

A large serv­ing caus­es a quick and sud­den spike in blood sug­ar lev­els, which can make you feel like you want to do some­thing after­wards, and then quick­ly get tired and want to take a nap.

But if you eat in small por­tions, rein­forc­ing pro­teins and car­bo­hy­drates with fiber, you will feel full and cheer­ful much longer. Between the main meals, also add healthy snacks rich in pro­teins and fiber. We have already writ­ten about such snacks in one of our arti­cles.

4. Down with carbohydrates

Car­bo­hy­drates direct­ly affect blood sug­ar lev­els and also reduce the effec­tive­ness of insulin. So try to lim­it your­self in car­bo­hy­drates. A low-car­bo­hy­drate diet can reduce the num­ber of spikes in blood sug­ar.

So no refined bread, starch and pas­ta. And hel­lo whole grains, they are fan­tas­tic.

5. Probiotics are your best friend in the fight against high sugar.

Pro­bi­otics help ben­e­fi­cial bac­te­ria grow and devel­op bet­ter. Thanks to these prod­ucts, you will be able to bet­ter reg­u­late your blood sug­ar, so do not for­get about fer­ment­ed foods (kim­chi, sauer­kraut, pick­les) and nat­ur­al yogurt, kefir.

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