First off is exercise. This helps control blood sugar spikes by making the body more sensitive to insulin. It also causes muscle cells to absorb sugar from the blood helping to lower blood sugar levels. The more strenuous your workout, the longer your blood sugar levels will be affected.
Second up: drink more water. When you’re dehydrated, your body produces a hormone that encourages your kidney to retain fluids and stops it from flushing out excess sugar. It also prompts your liver to release more sugar into the blood.
Third up is stress. As stress levels go up, your body produces a hormone that releases stored energy in the form of sugar into your bloodstream for the fight or flight response.
Number four: your sleep. While sleeping four hours or fewer increases insulin resistance and blood sugar levels making sure your body reaches the deepest level of REM sleep is actually the most important way of controlling your blood sugar levels.
Number five: use more vinegar. Vinegar can increase insulin sensitivity and control blood sugar spikes. When consumed with a meal, it lowers its glycemic index. This is often why pickled vegetables are paired with high-carb meals. The stronger the vinegar, the greater your body’s response. But I personally love apple cider vinegar.
Number six: eat more fiber, particularly soluble fiber. Good sources include oatmeal, nuts, legumes, fruits, and vegetables. Consuming more magnesium, chromium, fennel greek and cinnamon can also help.
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