UpdatedTrends.com: Your blood sugar is probably one of the things you think about a lot if you have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes or diabetes. Consulting with your doctor and taking prescribed medication is important, but it is also good to know that there are foods which can help you in regulating your blood sugar naturally and here are some of them.
1. Bitter melon – This great fruit is used in some Asian cultures both as a medicine and food. You can purchase it in different forms: fresh, in a tea, canned or as a supplement. Bitter melon has the ability to activate an enzyme that may lower your blood sugar by moving it into your body’s cells from the blood. Due to its bitterness, it is best when cooked and serves with other veggies and spices.
2. Cinnamon – This wonderful spice can help you in using less sugar in your cooking, as well as in your coffee, as it naturally adds flavor. In addition to that, it is rich in antioxidants, so make sure to use it more often.
3. Barley – It is a whole grain that contains plenty of beta-glucan and has been used for centuries both as a medicine and food. Whole grains have the ability to lower the risk of diabetes, in addition to improving fasting blood sugar. Barley is an excellent addition to soups and stews, or you can try adding cooked and chilled barley to your salads.
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