17 Natural Ways to Lower Blood Sugar and Prevent Spikes

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

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7. Drink Vinegar

Vinegar, especially apple cider vinegar, is actually very good for you. Adding vinegar to your food seems to lower the glycemic index of the meal and/or increases your insulin sensitivity. When it comes to helping stabilize blood sugar levels, consuming vinegar with your meals results in a reduced blood glucose spike (18).

8. Choose Whole Grains

Whole grain foods from sources such as barley, rye, and oat bran contain a substance known as beta-glucan, a form of soluble fiber (19). Soluble fiber slows digestion, preventing blood sugar from spiking all at once (20). Whole grains should replace processed and refined grains (such as refine flour) and white rice. Just remember that whole grains are still a form of carbohydrate so they will still raise your glucose levels more than a non-carbohydrate food.

9. Eat Your Vegetables

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Vegetables should be a staple in your diet –non-starchy vegetables, to be more specific (21). These vegetables are high in fiber and nutrients while being low in calories. Broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, beets, asparagus and all salad greens are just some examples of non-starchy vegetables. Aim for at least 3-5 servings every day, although more is best.

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