High blood sugar is something you probably hear a lot these days. It can be regulated and it should be often checked because it can lead to serious health issues.
The main energy source which our body needs is glucose, and this level is indicated by the levels of sugar in our blood. Basically, out of everything we eat, our body dissolves it to glucose and then uses it as a “power supply” for survival and daily activities.
High blood sugar, or medically referred to as hyperglycemia usually appears when the organism isn’t fully capable of processing the glucose properly, or it can occur if the body doesn’t have enough amounts of glucose.
This other condition is also known as type 1 diabetes. Don’t be fooled – if these conditions stay untreated, they can seriously harm your body, mostly your kidneys, blood vessels, and all the nerves in your organism!
Here are the most common medically stated symptoms of high blood sugar:
- Dr mouth
- Night time urination
- Blur vision
- Lack and inability to concentrate
- Constant feeling of hunger and thirst
- Dry and itchy skin
- Excess abdominal fat
- Weight gain
- Recurring infections
- Slow wound regeneration
And what mostly leads to having hyperglycemia?
- Stressful life and work
- Lack of exercise and sleep
- Overeating, or, fast eating that overburdens the gut
- Steroid medications
And, our tip for today is to try treating your condition with a healthy diet first, before going with antibiotics and a more invasive medical treatment. You can reduce the sugar levels in your blood with glycemic food.
Do you know what a GI index is? It shows the amount of carbs a meal or each food contain, and can be measured from 0-100. You should eat more low GI foods if you’re hypeglycemic, such as the following:
- 1 medium orange – 48
- 1 large grapefruit – 50
- 1 large banana – 52
- 1 cup of peas – 54
- 1 egg – 0
- 1 cup of hummus equals – 6
- 1 cup of broccoli – 10
- 1 mid-sized yellow onion – 10
- 1 cup of walnuts – 15
- 1 cup of spaghetti – 42
- 1 cup of green grapes – 46
- 8 ounces of pineapple juice – 46
- 1 large carrot – 47
- 1 cup of cashew nuts – 22
- 1 cup of yogurt – 23
- 1 Turkey sausage – 28
- a cup of kidney beans – 31
- 1 cup of butter beans – 34
On the other hand, avoid the following food as much as you can!
- 1 doughnut (glazed) – 76
- 1 rice cake – 78
- 1 mid-sized baked potato – 85
- 1 serving of corn flakes – 92
- 1 slice of regular white bread – 70
- 2 cups of popcorn – 72
- 50 grams of glucose – 100