What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear blood sugar? I’m willing to bet it’s diabetes. Diabetes is one of the world’s leading killers and people diagnosed with it usually have high blood sugar levels.
Note that blood sugar levels rise after a meal. But if the levels are high all the time it may cause damage to the eyes, nerves, blood vessels and kidney.
Blood sugar levels are rising by the hour due to increased intake of processed foods and junk. Here are early signs of high blood sugar you should be aware of.
- Frequent infections
- Feeling hungry all the time
- Frequent urination
- Lack of concentration
- Blurred vision
- Itchy and dry skin
- Nerve problems
- Abdominal weight gain
- Increased thirst
- Digestive problems
- Wounds healing slowly
- Dry mouth
- Blood sugar more than 180 mg/dL
- Kidney problems
You have to avoid foods with high Glycemic Index (GI) to keep blood sugar levels low. Here are 3 common foods you MUST avoid to stabilize blood sugar levels.
Baked potatoes: Baked potatoes have a GI of 85 and they can cause blood sugar levels to spike. Avoid them completely or reduce their intake.
White bread: White bread has a GI of 70. Eating it regularly will increase your blood sugar levels. Brown bread is a better alternative.
Rice cake: Avoid this ‘healthy snack’ if your blood sugar levels are high. It has a GI score of 78.
Take 2 TBSP of Coconut Oil to Stabilize Blood Sugar Levels
Coconut oil doesn’t control insulin and blood sugar levels directly. But it helps glucose enter the cells which consequently reduces insulin levels in the blood.
Additionally, this healthy fat slows digestion and lowers GI of goods. These two effects help stabilize blood sugar levels.
Make sure you take a tablespoon of coconut oil after a high-carb meal. And take 2 TBSP every day. Feel free to cook with coconut oil or add it to salads.