Beat the Sweets: Tips for Lowering Blood Sugar

Learn the basics of cutting out sugar for good.

Beat the Sweets: Tips for Lowering Blood Sugar

Whether you have diabetes or prediabetes, or simply want to reduce your risk for developing diabetes, lowering your blood sugar is an important part of maintaining overall health. This comprehensive action plan takes you beyond the basics of simply cutting out sugar, showcasing the dietary changes, food replacements, exercise regimens, and supplement information required to lower or stabilize blood sugar.

Stock up on protein

Including protein in your meals can help you feel more full for longer at the end of the meal and can offset the effects of refined carbohydrates that cause short-term spikes in blood sugar. By getting away from refined foods, you’ll have more stable blood sugar levels. Add peanut butter, quinoa, yogurt or a hardboiled egg to your meal. It’s especially important to include items like these in your mid-day meals. Lunches high in refined carbs like table sugar, corn syrup and fruit juice can you cause you lose steam and become cranky (an effect you might know as the "afternoon slump").

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