Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Foods that lower blood sugar | Control blood sugar levels with food

Blood sugar levels over 126 mg/DL in a Fasting Blood test and 200 mg/DL in a Glucose Tolerance Test and Random Blood Sugar Test are usually defined as high. What you eat can greatly affect blood sugar. Foods that are low glycemic take a while for the body to process into sugar while high glycemic foods like rice, white bread and potatoes are processed extremely quickly into glucose - even faster than candy.

The following are some foods help lower blood sugar levels:

  • Beans

  • Legumes

  • Whole wheat

  • Granola

  • Oatmeal

  • Brown rice

  • Vegetables

  • Whole fruit (not juice)

  • Fish

  • Soybeans

  • Bitter Melon (as a vegetable or supplement)

  • Herbs such as Gymnema
    licorice, cinnamon.

More info on foods that help control blood sugar:
Foods that help treat diabetes

Article on blood sugar levels:
Blood sugar levels, causes, symptoms, natural remedies