Foods to Avoid When You Have High Blood Sugar

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When there is talk of blood sugar, usually doctors think of glycogen, which is the fuel source the body uses to power all functions. It is derived from glucose, which is produced in the liver which transforms it form different sources such as body fat or carbohydrates, which in turn can be found in all kinds of food such as bread or pasta.

It stands to reason then that the foods you eat will influence your blood sugar, as in the spectacular case of “baguette”, the famous French white bread that causes an immediate spike in the blood sugar because of its staggeringly high 98 on the GI (Glycemic Index) list.

When one is a type 2 diabetic like me, that is not a matter to brush off lightly, although today, I need to say that I am a recovering type 2 diabetic, which I have been for the last 20 years until I discovered that changing my eating habits could help me beat this condition and so I did. When I think that I was risking blood clots, infections, heart diseases, blindness, nerve damage and kidney failure I wonder why I did not decide earlier to love my health better than the stuff in my plate!

Some of my favorite blood sugar lowering foods include anything that is deep green and comestible and garlic these days. I must also mention the natural benefits in this area of Bitter Melon, Fenugreek or Banaba leaf extract, as they help combat hyperglycemia, the other word for high blood sugar levels.

Foods types to avoid when one suffers from the condition because they raise blood sugar levels are juices, milk, carbohydrates, starches and carbohydrates but I must balance this out by saying that most spikes can be avoided by a combination of added protein and exercise, this can be a simple 10 minute walk, like taking out the dog. The extra benefit of combining these is that one also regulates cholesterol levels.

Other food types that help lower blood sugar: cinnamon, strawberries, which I use a lot in my recipes, oatmeal and any veggie that doesn’t contain starch.

Keep your blood sugar levels in check by eating three to five vegetable servings every day.

So, aside from exercise and paying attention to what combination of foods you eat, do not forget to drink a lot of water.

Keeping to foods that are low on the glycemic index list is always a good idea and it is also known that Rye, Quinoa, brown rice, barley and Pumpernickel will help balance blood sugar levels.
Bob Pernula, also known as Diabetes Bob on YouTube, has been a diabetic for the last 20 years and he beat his diabetes condition by changing his eating habits. He is convinced anyone can beat diabetes if they know how and so can you.