Blood sugar levels throughout the day provide a continuous supply of energy to the body’s organs, especially the brain, and help keep mood and weight stable.
Although most people know the benefits of avoiding refined sugars and eating more fiber, there are many less well-known ways to regulate blood sugar levels for both healthy individuals or those trying to treat diabetes _ in a natural way, according to Care2.
And of course, you should follow up with your doctor if you have diabetes, because you may need to adjust your medication.
1- Apple cider vinegar
Not only is it used to make good additions or spices to salad, it turns out that apple vinegar helps lower blood sugar levels. This was confirmed in a study, published in the medical journal Nutrition Reviews, where researchers found that the results demonstrated the effectiveness of apple cider vinegar in reducing blood sugar. Hence, more research is required, but care can be taken to add it to meals after diluting it with water for most people (except for those with stomach ulcers, where you need to consult a doctor first).
Fresh or frozen blueberries have a delicious flavor, as well as their benefits in striking a blood sugar balance. In research published in the journal “The Journal of Nutrition”, it was found that adding wild berries to the diet increases insulin sensitivity and blood sugar levels. Eat half a cup of fresh or frozen blueberries daily to get its health benefits.
Europeans and North African people have traditionally used to eat coriander to combat diabetes. In 2011, a team of Moroccan scientists decided to test its effectiveness in the context of a scientific study. The researchers found that when coriander was added to the animal diet, it improved or normalized many of the metabolic symptoms of diabetes.
According to scientific research published in the journal “Lipids in Health and Disease”, cinnamon can reduce high blood sugar levels and contribute to the regulation of other symptoms of metabolic syndrome, which is a group of symptoms, including: belly fat, high blood pressure, Abnormal cholesterol levels, triglycerides, and high levels of glucose. These symptoms are often the prelude to diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.
In research published in the Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine, it was found that eating fresh coconuts is not just a delicious snack, but rather helps to regulate blood sugar levels. Coconut can be eaten alone or added to your favorite nuts and seeds.
Dandelion is one of the most important components of a blood sugar lowering drug, known as alpha-glucosidase, so it is not surprising that natural herbalists have used dandelion for many years to help regulate blood sugar levels and treat diabetes.
In a scientific study, researchers found that ginger significantly reduced blood sugar levels, in addition to regulating cholesterol levels in the blood, which suggests that this herb could be a natural remedy for diabetes.
Regular exercise helps use sugars as muscle fuel. In a study of children published in the Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, researchers found that increased levels of activity helped to lower blood sugar levels. Of course, the research applies to adults as well.