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5 Surefire Ways to Maintain Healthy Blood Sugar Levels

3 minutes to read

08/16/2019

Elevated blood sugar wreaks havoc with your health, causing problems that can reduce your longevity and your quality of life. Maintaining healthy blood sugar levels helps to protect against pre-diabetes, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and other forms of insulin resistance. These conditions can lead to damaged nerves, vision loss, damage to your arteries, and, of course, weight gain, which comes with its own set of devastating health problems.

It's not just sugar and added sugar that can increase your blood sugar. Blood sugar levels increase when we consume any glucose, which is the sugar found in foods containing carbohydrates. Stress, a lack of adequate sleep, and a sedentary lifestyle can also increase your blood sugar levels.

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There are a number of things you can do to help you maintain normal blood sugar levels. Making healthy lifestyle changes now can help stave off problems as you get older, and as an added bonus, many of these changes will improve your overall health and quality of life as you sail into your golden years. Here, then, are five things you can do today to reduce your blood sugar levels and maintain healthy glucose levels for good.


1. Eat a nutritious diet.

The food you put into your body is the number-one factor in maintaining healthy blood sugar levels. A diet rich in plants and healthy fats and low in processed foods is the best way to eat, according to most experts. A healthy balance of proteins, fats, and carbs goes a long way toward keeping your blood sugar in check.

Healthy proteins include wild fish, grass-fed beef, pasture-raised poultry, and low-fat dairy products.

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Healthy fats include extra virgin olive oil, avocados, nuts and seeds, and fatty fish, such as salmon.

Healthy carbs are those that are low on the glycemic index, which means they take longer to digest and don't turn into sugar in your body as quickly. These include beans and legumes, whole grains, and fresh fruits and vegetables.

For the most part, avoid processed foods, including packaged food like crackers; bread and pastries; soda and fruit juices; and candy.


2. Exercise regularly.

Exercise is extremely beneficial for lowering blood sugar and maintaining healthy blood glucose levels. Daily exercise helps the cells in your muscles use more glucose for energy, which lowers the amount of sugar in your blood. It also makes your cells more responsive to insulin to help prevent insulin resistance.

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The Centers for Disease Control recommends 30 to 60 minutes of exercise daily, most days of the week. Running, walking, swimming, biking, and yoga are all great exercises that will help you maintain healthy blood sugar levels. Two days of weight training each week keeps your muscles healthy and using up that extra blood glucose.


3. Reduce your stress.

Stress can be good, but excessive stress that keeps your blood pressure, heart rate, and body temperature elevated and can cause severe problems with your health, including high blood sugar.

Stress increases levels of the stress hormone cortisol in the body, which increases blood sugar and causes you to crave exactly the wrong kinds of food.

Reduce the stressors in your life, and learn to lower your stress on the spot with deep breathing exercises. Begin a regular meditation or yoga practice, which has been shown to not only reduce acute stress but also improve the way your body responds to stress in the future.

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4. Sleep.

Adequate sleep is crucial for keeping your blood sugar levels within a normal range. A lack of sleep increases stress hormones and appetite hormones, which can lead to unhealthy eating and high blood sugar.

A lack of sleep can disturb your circadian rhythms, which can also increase blood sugar and impair insulin secretion, increasing your risk for insulin resistance.

Strive for seven to nine hours of sleep each night. If you have problems sleeping, try creating a soothing bedtime routine that doesn't involve technology screens.

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Go to bed and wake up at the same time each day.

Make sure your bedroom is cool and dark.

Don't exercise within four hours of sleeping, and avoid heavy meals or snacks in the evenings.

If your sleep problems persist, talk to your doctor.


5. Natural Remedy.

A daily dose of Prostavol's Blood Glucose Complex contains a proprietary blend of all-natural ingredients proven through research to help you maintain optimal blood sugar levels. It can help increase your energy levels, promote a healthy weight, and improve insulin function in your body.

Blood Glucose Complex features essential vitamins and minerals along with ingredients like alpha lipoic acid, L-taurine, and biotin, which support healthy glucose levels and optimal insulin function.


Healthy blood sugar levels will help you maintain good overall health as you age. Work now to make these essential lifestyle changes that will support your best possible health, so you'll stay healthy, fit, and ready for anything for years to come.


Sources:
https://www.cdc.gov/diabetes/managing/managing-blo...
https://medlineplus.gov/ency/patientinstructions/0...
https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/001214.htm

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