Luckily, there are many habits that can help keep your blood sugar in a healthy range, but the best eating habit to lower blood sugar is reducing your intake of refined sugar from food and drink.
We know, eating fewer sweets may be obvious, and a bummer, but cutting back the amount of sugar you consume in a day can have a significant effect on your blood sugar levels.
It is important to differentiate between the types of sugar commonly found in food and drink. Added sugar, the type that is most likely
to contribute to high blood sugar and other health conditions, is what is traditionally found in soda, juice, sweetened coffee drinks, candy, pastries, cereal, and many processed food items.
This form of sugar has no nutritional value outside of providing calories, and (AHA) recommends men consume no more than 36 grams per day and women should cap their intake at 25 grams.
Other forms of sugar, like that naturally found in fruit, do not elicit the same blood sugar response as added sugar and come along with many vitamins and minerals in the food it is found in.
Because of this, fruit intake generally does not need to be as closely monitored when it comes to managing blood sugar.
intake.It can seem daunting to cut back your sugar intake but be encouraged that any reduction in sugar consumption can work towards your goal
of improving your blood sugar. One of the best ways to improve your sugar intake is to make changes that feel maintainable. For many, that means reducing their intake over time rather than
cutting it out cold turkey.For example,if you drink two sodas per day,drop it to one.If you add 3 tablespoons of sugar to your coffee, try just adding two,& if you have a scoop of ice cream
try reducing to a half scoop with some fruits and nuts on top. Over time, you can continue to reduce your sugar intake or a lower level that you feel good about maintaining.