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Diet for Lowering Blood Sugar

Posted on October 22, 2010 by pmruser

The amount of sugar contained in our blood is an important factor when it comes to health care.

Too much sugar is deadly to diabetics. Sugar also raises the risks of getting Diabetes in people who don’t have the disease. People who have Type II Diabetes follow a strict diet to maintain their blood sugar levels. It’s also important for people who don’t have Diabetes to control their sugar levels to reduce the risks of getting Diabetes or other related illnesses.

There are some simple yet key strategies when it comes to a diet for lowering your blood sugar.

  1. Choosing small portions of the foods you eat is essential.
  2. Many foods contain high amounts of sugar, so eating just a small amount of certain foods can cause a dramatic increase in your blood sugar level.
  3. Always read the labels when eating processed foods.
  4. Stay away from any foods that contain high levels of sugar.
  5. Eat fresh fruit and vegetables.
  6. Choose cinnamon over sugar as a sweetener if you need to liven up your food a bit.

Another way to lower your blood sugar is to exercise regularly.

Vigorous exercise is not necessary. Mild exercise on a regular basis is a great way to keep your blood sugar level down. Another way and just as important is learning how to relax. It’s proven that your body releases a chemical while you’re relaxing that actually lowers your blood sugar level. The bottom line is to eat properly, avoid foods containing too much sugar, exercise and get plenty of rest and relaxation.