Tips for Maintaining Healthy Blood Sugar Levels

Unexplained elevations in your blood sugar are nothing to scoff at, especially when there might be symptomatic of underlying illnesses. And it doesn’t really take nearly as much effort as some people assume to maintain healthy blood sugar levels.

Of course, you need to first understand all the factors that might contribute to the elevation of your blood sugar, from stress to injury and hormonal complications.

It should be noted that unexplained elevations in blood sugar do not automatically signify the presence of any type of diabetes. And you do not have to wait to contract diabetes before you start paying closer attention to your blood sugar.

Here are some tips that might help you maintain healthy blood sugar levels.

Tests

You need to start by testing your blood sugar levels regularly. Glucose meters for home use are easy to find these days. Take a week to observe your blood sugar and record your findings. Analyzing these recordings will allow you to identify any associations between spikes in your blood sugar and your lifestyle.Glucometer

If you are lucky enough for your tests to reveal normal blood sugar levels, take steps to maintain those levels.

Proteins and breakfast

You need to place proteins at the center of your breakfast regiment. If you can only eat one thing in the morning, prioritize proteins. Eggs should do just fine, this along with fish and white meat. A low-glycemic shake is also encouraged.

Wheat

If you have problematic blood sugar levels, your nutritionist will probably encourage you to completely avoid grains, at least for a few weeks. The gluten found in wheat is metabolized just like sugar and it could attract some health complications.

Stress

There is almost no point eating well if you cannot control stress in your life because it can ruin all your healthy diet. Emotional stress can wreak havoc upon your blood sugar. Along with releasing cortisol, which causes spikes in blood sugar, stress can also bring about hormonal imbalance and , as a result, weight gain among other health complications.

Dieting

Sometimes, the only way to control your blood sugar is to stop dieting. Ridiculous as that might sound, dieting can cause more problems than it solves, exerting more stress upon your body than might be healthy. Instead, you are better off focusing on moderation, for instance, eating sugar as you normally would (rather than removing it from your meals as many diets suggest) but complementing it with a lot of green vegetables, beans, and proteins.

While these tips and more can help you control your blood sugar, you are encouraged to only undertake them after consulting a doctor and ensuring that your blood sugar spikes are not symptomatic of an underlying disease.