Healthy is the key... lower glycemic foods, not high glycemic.
Below you'll find 9 healthy foods to round out your diet for high blood sugar and help you get your blood sugar back down to a normal range. It's not really a high blood sugar diet... but more about healthy, low glycemic eating.
High glycemic foods will spike your blood sugar. This is not what you want when you're trying to lower your blood sugar.
Low glycemic foods will raise your blood sugar slowly and will help keep your blood sugar levels in a healthy, manageable range.
Take the Diabetes Risk Test to help you determine your risk of developing pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes.
There are many foods to choose from. I actually could have made a list of "99 Foods That Lower Blood Sugar"! Try to choose foods that are also high in fiber. This will help you with your digestion and can also help with blood sugar control.
Do you have high blood sugar symptoms? If so, you'll want to start to make some changes to your diet and your lifestyle so you can prevent yourself from heading down the path to early diabetes (pre diabetes) and type 2 diabetes. You don't want to go there.
Also, take the Diabetes Risk Test to see if you are at risk.
We have everything you need on this site to get you back on the right path to a healthy life.
Let's start out by trying some foods that can help you manage your blood sugar!
|Lemons||An addition to many other health benefits, the acidity of lemon juice (and lime juice) has been shown to help with reducing blood sugar levels.|
|Garlic||In several studies, garlic has been shown to increase insulin production and reduce blood sugar levels in addition to many other health benefits.|
|Cherries||Cherries contain powerful antioxidants called anthocyanins which have been shown to have a positive impact on insulin production and blood sugar levels in different studies.|
|Onions||One study from India found that when diabetics ate 2 ounces of onions per day, they were able to lower their blood sugar levels. Onions are high in antioxidants and have even been shown to reduce the risk of some cancers.|
|Avocados||Avocados are high in monounsaturated fat, which are good fats which can help keep your blood sugars under control. Just be careful! They are high in good fats, but also high in calories.|
|Sweet Potatoes||Low glycemic and high in antioxidants, sweet potatoes can help in reducing insulin resistance which can help reduce blood sugar levels.|
|Nuts||Most nuts contain good fats which can reduce insulin resistance and can help reduce blood sugar levels.|
|Cinnamon||Can cinnamon reduce blood sugar? Research by Diabetes Care has shown that a small amount of cinnamon consumed daily can reduce cholesterol, triglycerides and blood sugar levels.|
|Vinegar||Several studies have shown that a small amount of vinegar before a meal can counteract high blood sugar effects.|
Return to top of Foods That Lower Blood Sugar
Return to What is Type 2 Diabetes?