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Natural Ways Control Your Blood Sugar

Monday, April 05, 2010 by: Danna Norek
Tags: blood sugar, remedies, health news

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(NaturalNews) Diabetes has run rampant in our society today. The sad part is that the majority of diabetes cases here in the US can be prevented via dietary and lifestyle changes. Instead, we`ve been over medicated with insulin shots and other diabetic medications.

Granted, there are some people who are born with strong genetic predisposition to diabetes that need this type of more radical treatment. Those that are insulin dependent just may need to undergo medical treatment. However, the vast majority of diabetics have "acquired" diabetes. How does that happen?

Most of the time, those who get diabetes later in life had some sort of genetic factor which facilitated its development. Diet is the number one factor identified as causing this jump from pre-diabetic conditions to diabetes. The kicker is that these diet modifications not only apply to diabetes, but also positively impact every facet of your health.

Obesity, for example, is a risk factor behind diabetes. Diet is strongly correlated with your body`s ability to accurately and evenly regulate your blood sugar. In a society that focuses on cheap, processed foods that are loaded with sugar and simple carbohydrates, it`s no surprise that we have such a huge problem on our hands.

So, what are some of the ways you can naturally regulate your blood sugar and help prevent diabetes from setting in? One of the best ways to avoid extreme highs and lows in your blood sugar is to eat small "mini meals" or snacks, about five times a day.

This approach is much better than loading up three times a day on large meals. With the smaller portioned "grazing" approach, you are providing your body with steady fuel throughout the day. This also helps to prevent obesity by preventing those peaks and valleys in your blood sugar levels that lead to gluttony.

The foods you choose also count greatly toward your effort at naturally regulating your blood sugar. There are the obvious foods you should avoid, such as sugary sweets and refined carbohydrates. But there are also others to consider avoiding or minimizing.

Vegetables are a great food choice because they contain natural fiber, which helps slow the release of insulin into the blood stream. There are a few veggies to avoid, including potatoes, eggplant, corn and other starchy ones. These tend to break down quickly in your digestive tract, and they release insulin quickly, creating those peaks and valleys we talked about earlier.

Fruits are ok, but need to be chosen and eaten with some caution. They are better than refined sugar because they are a natural sugar, and they also contain fiber. However, over consumption can cause blood sugar spikes. Also, go for the darker colored veggies, which tend to be lower on the impact scale than fruits like pineapple, mango and other sugary tropical fruits.

Black beans, white beans, and kidney beans are all excellent foods to choose. Their density and fiber content help slow the release of carbohydrates and sugars into the blood stream. Because the secretion is slowed down, you get a steadier level of sugars for a longer period of time.

What about dietary supplements that might help control blood sugar? Try the antioxidant powerhouse alpha lipoic acid. This essential acid actually helps break down and convert glucose into energy. Studies have indicated that taking this supplement (on an empty stomach for better absorption) helped to regulate blood sugar levels for a longer time than without the supplement.

Sources : http://www.healthinsite.gov.au/topics/Types_...
http://www.rd.com/living-healthy/10-diabetes...
http://altmedicine.about.com/od/alphalipoica...

About the author

Danna Norek is the owner and primary contributor for several natural health blogs and websites, where she frequently shares her experiences and knowledge on herbal supplements, natural remedies, vitamins, and healthy lifestyle habits. You can find information on a 100% natural, chemical free deodorant here at Natural Effective Deodorant and an all natural sebum-neutralizing, SLS, paraben and chemical free Acne Soap with lavender, lemongrass and tea tree essential oils here at All Natural Acne Soap.





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