Blood sugar levels affect everything from mood to body health. Maintain healthy blood sugar levels, even if you do not have diabetes.
Ongoing shifts in blood sugar levels occur throughout the day, even in the healthiest body. Lifestyle contributes to the stability level of your body’s sugar counts. Spikes and drops in blood sugar levels can cause overeating, fatigue, headaches, nausea, and jitters. Although these reactions are not necessarily a sign of diabetes, they do indicate a need for some healthy adjustments to diet and exercise.
Well-maintained blood sugar prevents overcompensation by the body’s cortisol, adrenaline, and insulin systems. Stable blood sugar levels prevent drops in energy level, improve brain and blood vessel health, and lift mood. (Everyone gets accused of being “hangry”—angry from hunger– sometimes.)
Here We List Some Simple Tricks That Will Give You Balanced Blood Sugar For Days
1. Do Not Skip Meals
Skipping meals does not help weight loss. Experts indicate the opposite is true. Rather than skip meals, add them. Eat smaller, more frequent meals throughout the day. Healthy snacks or small meals every three to four hours usually satisfies appetite, maintains positive energy level. This doesn’t mean you have to cook up several sides and a protein midday. Simply enjoy a hearty but healthy snack in place of your afternoon coffee and cookies and your morning donut. Skipping the sugar and caffeine drastically helps stabilize blood sugar. Keep your body busy digesting healthy fuel at regular intervals throughout the day.
2. Enjoy a Post-Meal Walk
A study proved a 15-minute walk after each meal helps regulate blood sugar levels. For the most benefit, it is best to eat your meal, wait a half-hour, then walk at a moderate pace for 15 minutes. Done daily this is an effective way to help maintain healthy blood sugar levels. Muscle contractions help clear excess blood sugar, which can occur after meals, from your system.
3. Monitor What You Eat
Limit sugary foods (pastries and desserts), simple carbs (white rice, white bread, and pasta), and starchy produce (peas, corn, potatoes). If you start the day with waffles or pancakes, pair with protein choices like turkey bacon, high-fiber fruit, or a hard-boiled egg. A sweet breakfast greets the day with a sugar spike, the energy-zapping aftermath for which you will try to compensate all day long.
Focus on whole grains, nuts, vegetables, and two or three pieces of high-fiber fruit daily. Although fruit is a power food, some choices are better for healthy blood sugar than others due to their varying natural sugar content.
4. Pack Protein
Along with your wallet, keys, and phone don’t leave home without some protein. A high-protein snack helps prevent low blood sugar and its unpleasant symptoms of irritability, shakiness, and dizziness. Pack some whole wheat crackers with peanut butter, nuts, dried fruit, berries, or Greek yogurt (cold-pack needed). Protein bars are easily transportable and can deliver a healthy dose of protein. Just be aware of their sugar and calorie counts.
5. Keep It Steady
With a mindful approach to eating and some extra exercise, you can help blood sugar levels remain healthy. And that’s its own spike of sweetness!