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How to Control Blood Sugar without Medication


Blood sugar control is made to appear complicated, but it's not. And with diabetes skyrocketing, knowing how to control blood sugar naturally is vitally important to your health and well-being.

What is blood sugar anyway?

Simply put, blood sugar (glucose) is the fuel that feeds your brain, nervous system and body tissues. And maintaining healthy blood sugar levels is essential to your mind, body and health.

And while you need glucose, most people's blood sugar is out of control.

Even though a healthy body can make glucose from protein and fats, your blood sugar levels are mainly based on your carbohydrate consumption. Normal blood sugar levels fluctuate between 80 and 140 mg/dL.

Control Blood Sugar to Avoid Diabetes

Maintaining normal blood sugar levels is essential if you want to reverse or avoid diabetes. But diabetes and heart disease are so closely related that you need to take both of these diseases into consideration.

Diabetics have a 400% higher risk for heart attack or stroke. And cardiovascular disease hits earlier in life and is more likely to end in death for a diabetic.

Many people with diabetes and prediabetes take medications that control their blood sugar levels, but don't change their diet and lifestyle to both control blood sugar naturally AND prevent heart disease.

Yet high blood pressure contributes to many diabetes complications and 80% of diabetics die from circulation problems like heart failure.

This is why making natural healthy lifestyle changes are so important.

How to Control Blood Sugar Naturally

These 10 natural steps to control blood sugar will also improve blood pressure and help protect you from circulation and artery diseases.

1. Exercise for 30+ minutes a day. Physical activity helps control blood sugar, your sensitivity to insulin and is important for healthy weight management. Include both aerobic exercise and weight training.

2. Eat a healthy low glycemic diet. High glycemic carbs that move sugar rapidly into the blood are the main culprits for both hypoglycemia and diabetes. A healthy low glycemic diet is the answer.

3. Get plenty of high fiber foods. Fiber helps keep blood sugar levels steady and decreases heart disease risk. So aim for 30 to 40 grams of fiber daily from the healthy high fiber foods list.

4. Switch to 100% whole grains. Studies show whole grains reduce diabetes risk and help maintain healthy blood sugar levels.

5. Avoid high blood sugar foods. Replace all refined carbohydrates with healthy complex carbohydrates and limit caffeine and alcohol, which both interfere with your body's ability to normalize blood sugar levels.

6. Eat good fat and avoid bad fats. Follow a heart healthy diet that's low in saturated and trans food fat and high in omega 3 fish oil.

7. Have 4 to 6 small meals a day. Eating small mini-meals frequently on a regular schedule helps you to maintain normal blood sugar levels.

8. Include protein with every meal. Protein also stabilizes blood sugar, so include a small amount of high protein with each meal.

9. Practice weight management. When combined with regular exercise, even a little healthy weight loss can vastly improve your odds. Overweight people who lost just 5 to 10% of their initial body weight were shown to have reduced their risk of developing diabetes by 58%.

10. Include quality supplements. Make sure you get 200 micrograms GTF chromium, extra vitamin C with bioflavonoids and B complex, along with a complete profile of nutritional health supplements.

And that's how to control blood sugar naturally to help avoid diabetes and heart disease.

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