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Healthy Foods That Lower Blood Sugar Naturally

As any diabetic already knows, keeping your blood sugar at an appropriate level is important to your body’s overall health. A dip in either direction, with blood sugar levels that are too high or too low, can significantly harm your body’s function.

A great way to keep your blood sugar levels under control is to watch your diet. For those that tend to keep their blood sugar levels just a little too high, check out these foods that can lower blood sugar levels naturally.

Cinnamon

Luckily, the cinnamon season is upon us! The fall often brings a nice cinnamon aroma to homes everywhere, but eating cinnamon can do more than just make a house smell good. It can also lower blood sugar levels. Add a pinch or 2 of cinnamon to your normal meals. A pinch to toast, oatmeal, or even sprinkled on waffles or pancakes can be tasty and healthy. The only key is to not add too much sugar with it. We often pair cinnamon and sugar to get a sweet taste, but go easy on the sugar if you want to use cinnamon as a blood sugar reducing agent.

Garlic

Another easy to add blood sugar lowering agent is garlic. Garlic is good for the body in so many ways. It is antifungal and antibacterial, and it also boosts the immune system. For blood sugar, it helps to lower high blood sugar levels, and then helps to regulate the amount. To add garlic, just add a pinch to your already favorite meals. Garlic is a great seasoning agent, so cook it with your meat, add it to buttered bread, or enjoy it however you like to reap the healthy benefits.

Blueberries

Eating blueberries is a great way to naturally control blood sugar levels. Blueberries not only have this awesome effect on the body, but they can also provide the body with a powerful boost of antioxidants. If you don’t like blueberries, you can also lower blood sugar levels with other types of berries like strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries. Add berries to your diet by eating a handful at breakfast or using them as a healthy snack throughout the day.

Keeping your blood sugar levels under control is crucial for overall health. It can keep your entire body in a healthier state, and for those that are pre-diabetic or on the fence with Diabetes, it can help to ward off the full blown disease in some cases. Use these foods as a guide and as a natural way to lower your blood sugar levels and stay healthier in general.

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