Natural Ways to Regulate Your Blood Sugar

Natural Ways to Regulate Your Blood Sugar

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Keeping your blood sugar even doesn’t just keep diabetes at bay; it also reduces your cancer risk. Plus, it reduces heart attack and stroke risk. When blood sugar is normal, your arteries are less likely to clog, and your immune system is much stronger. Try some of these methods to keep it under control.


Stock up on green & red veggies.

Try eating more broccoli, red peppers, tomatoes, green beans. Eating one cup of green or red food daily lowers your risk of high blood sugar. These vegetables are rich in phytonutrients that regulate the absorption of carbs and your ability to burn them for energy. Pair raw veggies with tasty dips-such as ranch dressing or seasoned hummus. Dips cover up some of the more robust flavors in vegetables.

Serve up some spuds.

Losing within 10 pounds of your ideal weight takes a load off your pancreas. It can lower your risk of high blood sugar, insulin resistance, and diabetes, plus protect against heart disease. Eating a potato every day can help you burn off those pounds. The minerals and fiber slow-carb absorption and prevent post-meal blood sugar spikes. They also increase your production of appetite-controlling serotonin, helping you drop pounds.

Eat your favorite full-fat cheese.

A 20-year study says that a compound in full-fat dairy increases insulin sensitivity. That means having some full-fat dairy each day could decrease your risk of blood sugar problems.

Drink a little rosehip tea.

Rosehip tea is a mild, tangy, fruity brew that’s delicious hot or iced—drinking 24 oz. daily can help prevent big surges. The credit goes to rosehip compounds that support the liver, helping this organ absorb and quickly burn excess blood sugar.

Choose phthalate-free food containers.

That includes anything made of glass or ceramic and plastic containers that have the recycling codes 1, 2, or 5 stamped on them. These are all free of chemicals called phthalates. Avoiding phthalates-often used to make plastics soft and bendy-can cut your risk of fluxes.