There’s no denying that we all consume way too much sugar. We consume much more than we should daily because sugar is in just about anything these days. From bread to even so called ‘healthy’ cereals, we’re bombarded by sugar and that’s just one of the reasons that obesity is on the rise.
Blood sugar levels are through the roof and luckily, you don’t need to be taking dangerous drugs to fix the issue. All you need to do is make smart choices with your foods and supplements and you’ll notice a significant impact on your blood sugar levels.
Read this full part before heading out to your nearest Starbucks for a tall mocha Frappuccino, that is going to screw you up, fast! I’m talking about pure black coffee, no milk and no sugar and none of that instant crap either. Drinking 1-2 cups of black coffee a day has been shown in various studies to lower blood sugar levels, so if you enjoy a good cup of Colombian every now and then, drink it proudly knowing that you are doing your body good. Coffee also has a whole bunch of antioxidants which we all know and love by now.
Supplements such as Gymnema and alpha lipoic acid are just starting to show their colors in various studies. They are showing promising signs of improving insulin sensitivity, which helps your body better respond to sugar.
Start with 600-1000mg of alpha lipoic acid daily and 200-400mg of Gymnema.
This beautiful fragrant spice has been proven time and time again to not just lower your blood sugar levels and improve your insulin sensitivity but is also showing some promise in improving your heart health. Just half a teaspoon of this spice daily is enough to show improvements. You can add cinnamon in just about anything from oatmeal and shakes to marinades.
Eat Fiber-Rich Foods
We all know how good fiber is for our heart and digestive health, however, it is also great for reducing blood sugar. In fact, some people claim that it is as good as prescription medication. This is because fiber is broken down slowly within the digestive system and therefore, the insulin is released slowly into the blood without causing any damaging sugar spikes.