Diabetics and pre-diabetics everywhere are looking for ways to lower blood sugar levels. When attempting to reduce blood glucose levels naturally, there are many effective approaches.
Eat the foods that lower blood sugar on the list below every day.
Start with a salad.
Soluble fiber from the pulp of plants, such as beans, carrots, apples, and oranges, swells like a sponge in your intestines and traps starch and sugar in the niches between its molecules. Soluble means "dissolvable," and indeed, soluble fiber eventually dissolves, releasing glucose. However, that takes time. The glucose it absorbs seeps into your bloodstream slowly, so your body needs less insulin to handle it. A good way to ensure that you get enough soluble fiber is to have a salad, preferably before, rather than after, you eat a starch.
Eat high fiber foods.
Whole grains (brown rice, oatmeal and whole wheat), beans, fresh fruits and vegetables take longer for the body to digest than low fiber foods, thus preventing blood sugar surges. To begin your day, swap a low fiber, sugary breakfast cereal with slow-cooking oatmeal. Round out every meal with a serving of fruit or vegetables.