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Top 5 Healthy Food Items to Keep Blood Sugar Level in Check

Prity Barman
Prity Barman
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The amount of blood sugar in people with diabetes is very important. These patients cannot take adequate insulin to control the sugar level. Although the patient can use medications and extra insulin, but it is better, with proper diet and lifestyle, to validate their sugar levels. Foods that are consumed by the body slowly are the safest way of changing sugar levels.

Not only for diabetic patients, a balanced diet is important for all to minimize the risk of potential illnesses especially in this pnademic situation.

Five foods that help regulate the levels of blood sugar

  • Oats: The Glycemic Index (GI) tests how blood sugar levels areaffected by a certain food. Lower GI, better the food for sugar diet and hence better management of diabetes. Effectively oats have a GI of 55 or below, which makes them a nearly ideal alternative to regulate the levels of blood sugar.  Only avoid flavored oats that are sweetened or ready to consume, since they have ingredients that may affect your wellbeing adversely.

  • Garlic: Many Indian treatments, like western medicine, view garlic as a near-all remedy for diabetes. Insulin sensitivity is known to increase and the release of insulin is therefore regulated. The easiest way to do it is to take raw but also to prepare food and salads.

  • Seeds: Good effects on blood sugar control have been seen in seeds such as flax seeds and potato seeds. They are high in vitamins, fibre and good fats that tend to correctly absorb and release sugar to the blood. They are all healthy.

  • Legumes: Positive glycemic control is well known for lenses, rice, chickpeas and others. It is best used as an Indian daal and not in sugar-added recipes, the study states.

  • Vegetables like broccoli: A compound called sulforaphane is released as broccoli is chewed. It is a blood-sugar-reducing agent dependent on sulfur. In people with type 2 diabetes, the vegetables have also shown to encourage immunity to insulin and lower blood sugar levels. Cruciferous vegetables can also reduce the risk of diabetes growth.

These are top food items that would help in keeping the blood sugar level in check and therefore reduce the risk factors in a Diabetic person’s life.

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