Regular physical activity is important at all stages of life
High blood sugar or diabetes is a serious condition that has reached epidemic proportions in adults and even children worldwide. Diabetes can lead to poor health outcomes if not treated on time. They can cause several short- and long-term illnesses. Keeping blood sugar levels normal will help prevent serious complications from the disease. High blood sugar levels can cause certain symptoms, such as blurred vision and blindness, foot ulcers, infections, kidney failure, strokes and heart attacks, as well as damage to the nervous system, resulting in pain and weakness. The important question that arises is, can lifestyle changes help? Lifestyle changes such as healthy eating habits, good nutrition and regular exercise can help lower blood sugar levels.
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Celebrity health coach Luke Coutinho In his recently published Instagram article, there are three important tips for drastically lowering your blood sugar:
1. Low Carb Diet:
As the name implies, a low carbohydrate diet limits the type and amount of carbohydrates that you eat. Carbohydrates are a high calorie macronutrient found in many foods and beverages. A low carbohydrate diet limits carbohydrates found in whole grains, starchy vegetables, and fresh fruits, and emphasizes high protein foods and healthy fats. RB diets can have several health benefits, such as weight loss. to reduce the risk factors associated with type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome. Some common sources of carbohydrates are legumes, nuts, whole grains, fruits and starchy vegetables. The basic motive behind a low carbohydrate diet designed specifically for diabetics is that reducing the amount of carbohydrates can lower insulin levels, causing the body to burn stored fat for energy and ultimately help with weight loss. Therefore, you should not include starchy vegetables such as cauliflower, spinach, eggplant, broccoli and other leafy vegetables in your diet. You should aim for a high-fiber diet with lots of fruits and salads.
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2. Refinement of refined sugar:
As a general rule of thumb, people with high blood sugar need to reduce "free sugar" in packaged foods, sugary foods such as cakes, donuts and biscuits and carbonated drinks. These include any added or "hidden" sugars as well as the "natural" sugars in honey, corn syrup and fruit juices. Added sugar is the sugar that we add to our food and drinks. This includes the normal sugar, which we stir in our tea or coffee. Also, avoid the sugar we add to our baking. However, most of the sugar we eat is 'hidden' as food manufacturers bring it into many of the foods and drinks we buy. For better health, you should choose healthier alternatives instead of the normal white sugar. You can use jaggery, maple syrup or even brown sugar. Although moderation is the key, even if we use these healthy options.
2. Maintaining a Healthy Weight:
Your body is designed to move. Regular Physical Exercise is Important in All The Phases of Life One type of physical exercise such as running, running, aerobics or even yoga may be for general health and especially for diabetics to be beneficial. People with high blood sugar levels generally should keep a constant check on their weight exercise can help in reducing the dose of medication in diabetics.
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