How to Manage your Blood Sugar

One way to ensure that your blood sugar stays at a healthy level is to pay attention to a food’s Glycemic Index (GI). The GI is a measure of how fast a food raises your blood sugar level.

Some foods raise your blood sugar quickly while others do not. The higher a food’s GI, the faster it raises your blood sugar. Orange juice, soda, and doughnuts are examples of foods with a high GI.

Below are several tips to help you manage your blood sugar levels.

  • Drink less sugary beverages by swapping soda for unsweetened green tea
  • Cinnamon can help slow down digestion and speed up how quickly sugar moves out of your blood stream
  • Some foods with a low GI to try are beans, legumes, oatmeal, nuts and seeds.

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TIP: To manage your blood sugar levels, fill at least half your plate with whole fruits and vegetables. Choose lean protein and high fiber carbohydrates for the other half of the plate.

Published on December 23, 2022