So, you know what you gain when you mack down sweets and don't get your blood moving? Diabetes. Plain and simple as that, I used to be in your shoes, but just like many, I wasn't a full swing diabetic. I was a prediabetic. Prediabetes is a “pre-diagnosis” of diabetes that you can think of as a cautionary sign. It happens when your blood glucose level (blood sugar) is higher than normal, yet not high enough to be considered diabetes. It's scary to think that you are one step away from being a full swing diabetic, right? Yes, it is because if you go into a full diabetic state, you are open to a long list of lifelong problems such as being apt to getting gum disease, skin infections, hearing loss, problems getting it up, sleep apnea, and the scariest of all is the potential to lose a limb due to infection.
Now, since I have your attention I will show you some ways that you can naturally lower your blood sugar levels. Disclaimer, this blog is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. These are simple tips that will lower blood sugar levels if you follow them and practice them daily.
1. Apple cider vinegar: This has to be my number one because I remember it the strongest since it has such a striking flavor. I warn you, this is not something to get an acquired taste for, it is something you have to deal with if you want the health benefits. Apple cider vinegar has been found - in case studies - that if 2tbsp taken before bed it will lower your fasting blood sugar by an average of 4 percent. Also, multiple studies show that it has potential to improve insulin function and lower blood sugar levels after meals. Use this product as a tool, not a weapon. Keep reading though, because the list gets better with more practical and tasty ul methods.
2. Lower glycemic index foods: One thing everyone should be aware of is the glycemic index, especially if you struggle with any blood sugar related issues. The glycemic index is essentially a least to greatest list of foods of their insulin response after you ingest them. The lower in the glycemic index, the better in your case, and if it's higher up it should be avoided. Simple, yet effective.
3. Don't fall for the cravings, because you know exactly what you're doing: I can say this because I used to be in your shoes, and now I'm the guy that is in the picture of this blog. I remember the guilt that I had when I would eat a large number of foods that I knew were messing up my health, but I did it anyway because I was addicted to the flavors and sugars. When you break that addiction and become self-aware, you will avoid those like the plague.
With these three tips put together, you should be able to normalize your blood sugar levels. I know it seems like something too good to be true, but it really isn't. Be dedicated and motivated to follow these things, and the results are up to you.