As a rule of thumb, normal fasting blood sugar level should be between 70 mg/dl to 100 mg/dl. Anything between 100 mg/dl to 125 mg/dl is considered as pre-diabetes and anything above this is diagnosed by doctors as diabetes. When your pancreas gives up on producing the insulin that is required to control sugar in the blood, the count goes haywire and that is when they say that the levels are too high. Excessive intake of carbohydrate, irregular eating habits and lack of exercise causes hormonal disorders and thereby disturbs the functioning of your body in the way it is naturally programmed to do.

A healthy lifestyle and a consistent regime to keep the body fit is the mantra to a diabetic free life. A few easy to achieve tips to keep blood sugar levels under control are mentioned in this article.

The first thing is to get a blood sugar level monitor

In order to control the levels one must regularly check the levels, at least once in a fortnight.

Get your eating in place

Avoid eating oily and junk food. Include a lot of non-starchy vegetables and fruits in your diet. Broccoli, green beans, spinach, papaya, cucumber are some of the fruits and vegetables that one must include in their diet. Oatmeal is a good substitute for Rice. It’s better to have brown bread rather than the white one as the white one instantly raises the sugar levels. Whereas, the brown bread takes longer to digest and therefore the release of sugar is delayed. Eat stuff that takes time to digest and is high in soluble fibers.

Meat that is rich in protein is said to be controlling the sugar levels well. Fish like salmon and skinned chicken, grilled or roasted is advisable.

Adding a quarter to half a spoon of cinnamon powder per day in your diet is said to be aiding the process of keeping your sugar levels under control.

Don’t skip your meals and eat in moderate quantities:

More than what you are eating, how much and how often you are eating is significant. Ensure that you eat everything in moderate quantities and eat every 2-3 hrs. Skipping a meal is extremely hazardous for the sugar levels. This disturbs the normal functioning and due to skipping a meal you may end up overeating and this in turn causes a fluctuation in the sugar levels in your body.

Keep yourself hydrated in the right way

Plain water is the best to keep the body hydrated as high sugar level may cause frequent urination thereby dehydrating the body. Avoid sugary and carbonated beverages. Drinking alcoholic beverages in moderate quantities is not a taboo however, that depends on the reading of blood sugar level in your body and should be consulted with your doctor.

Work out and get a good sleep

Working out is the key to controlling your sugar levels. In order to ensure, that the carbs you may have consumed throughout the day does not get stored in your body as layers of fat, you need to burn it out.

This would also help you get a good sleep. Lack of sleep again messes up with your hormones and affects the normal functioning of the insulin.

Detoxify at a natural health clinic

There are a lot of naturopathy centres all over the world. All you need to do is to take some time out for yourself and go through a natural detoxifying treatment in one of these centres at least once in a year. This helps in getting your stress levels under control and it puts you on a healthy diet while you are there at the center. It is highly recommended for anyone who wants to naturally heal their bodies.

Remember, when you are trying to control your blood sugar levels, you are automatically controlling your cholesterol levels at the same time, as both of them go hand in hand.

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