6 Easy Cheats to Lower Your Glucose

Find out how you can stabilize your blood glucose.

6 Easy Cheats to Lower Your Glucose

Diabetes is a leading cause of illness and disability in the U.S. Much of the food we eat is saturated with sugar that may be hidden from plain sight. Check out these cheats to lower your blood glucose and stave off diabetes.

Steel-Cut Oats

Steel-cut oats are one of several kinds you can buy at the supermarket. Like the other kinds, they’re high in fiber and are a decent source of iron and protein. But unlike rolled or quick oats, they haven’t been steamed and flattened to absorb water more quickly. That means that steel-cut oats take more time to break down and slowly release their sugars to keep your blood sugar low. Its slower digestion also keeps you feeling full longer.

4 Steps to Shedding Your Pandemic Pounds

Forgive yourself, and start walking toward a healthier you.

For those of you who have put on the Pandemic Pounds or added several new COVID Curves, you are not alone. Alarmingly, the American Psychological Association has recently published that almost half of all adults in their survey now have a larger physique. In fact, 42% of people reported gaining roughly 15 pounds (the average published was surprisingly 29 pounds but that included outliers) over the past year. Interestingly, 20% of adults in this survey lost about 12 pounds (I am surely not in this group). Clearly, there is a relationship between stress and weight change. In addition, one in four adults disclosed an increase in alcohol consumption, and 67% of participants distressingly revealed that they have new sleeping patterns.

This past year has brought about what has been called the 'new normal.' Social isolation and inactivity due to quarantining and remote working have sadly contributed to the decline in many people's mental and physical health, as demonstrated by the widespread changes in people's weight, alcohol consumption, and sleeping patterns. Gym closures, frequent ordering of unhealthy takeout, and increased time at home cooking and devouring comfort foods have had a perceptible impact. In addition, many people have delayed routine medical care and screening tests over fear of contracting Covid-19 during these visits. Unfortunately, the 'new normal' has now placed too many people at risk for serious health consequences, including heart attacks and strokes.

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