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Foods and Home Remedies to Help Control Blood Sugar Level Naturally

Updated on September 8, 2015

For all those who suffer from diabetes, controlling your blood sugar can be a constant challenge as failure to control your blood sugar level can lead to serious health consequences. We are equally well familiar with the anxiety that the constant blood sugar management causes to individuals suffering from diabetes leading to further complications.

However, it does not have to be that way any longer as eating the right food and adopting the right home remedies can help you naturally control your blood sugar level. This article will take a look into few foods and home remedies that can help you control your blood sugar naturally.

1) Oatmeal

Yes! Your very own oatmeal is the super food that can help you keep your blood glucose level under control and simultaneously help you lose weight which further benefits diabetes management in the long run. Research suggests that oatmeal is an ideal food for those suffering from elevated blood glucose level as it helps them maintain their blood glucose level however, make sure you do not pick the sweetened variety and avoid choosing the quick cook variety.

What makes Oatmeal an Ideal Choice

Though oatmeal is a carbohydrate yet according to health practitioners it is a good one owing to its rich soluble fiber content. As compared to carbohydrates, that are digested quickly leaving you hungry for more, this is digested slowly in the body and therefore, keeps your blood glucose level stable. Since it also helps you feel full for longer, it also helps you eat less and reduce your weight.

2) Cinnamon

Now you have more reasons to sprinkle cinnamon on your food as research suggests that cinnamon can actually help you control your blood glucose level. Therefore, a bowl of oatmeal with cinnamon sprinkled on it is sure to make a diabetes friendly breakfast or meal for those suffering from elevated blood glucose level. However, as with all other foods use cinnamon in moderation too.


What makes Cinnamon a Diabetes Friendly Food

Research suggests that cinnamon demonstrates insulin like effect to control your blood glucose level. However, you may also like to speak to your health practitioner before making it a part of your diabetes management regimen.

3) Beans

Beans are another super food for diabetes management that not helps you control your elevated blood sugar level but also reduces your weight. However, the best way to consume these is to take these in their boiled form. Moreover, you have a variety of delicious beans to choose from including the kidney, pinto, white, black, Lima, navy, garbanzo and soy beans.


Why Are Beans so Helpful

Beans are not merely a rich source of soluble fiber but also offer lean protein in addition to the good quality carbohydrates. Similar to oatmeal, beans can also help you stay full for longer as these digest slowly and help you consume less. You may therefore, think of it as a super food that helps you lose weight and control your elevated blood glucose level both in the short and long run.


Conclusion

Therefore, if your elevated blood sugar levels have had you sick, anxious and concerned for a long time, take these foods to combat your diabetes. Moreover, the best thing about these foods is that these are all natural and form the ideal home remedy to manage diabetes and prevent any further complications resulting from it. Therefore, include more of these in your daily diet and start taking advantage of these home remedies.

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