7 Surprising Ways to Naturally Lower Blood Glucose

None of these include medication.

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Medication is getting seriously expensive, and the insurance climate is currently a bit nerve-racking. Instead of depending on the changing prices and laws, you can naturally support your body against diabetes.

Here are 7 easy ways to control your blood glucose.

1. Add Cinnamon

This tasty spice isn’t just good for making your coffee a little special. It can also reduce your blood glucose by increasing sensitivity to insulin. Just add a teaspoon to your breakfast such as with oatmeal or coffee and another teaspoon again at night. Within a few days, you will be better able to regulate your glucose levels.

2. Drink a Cup of Joe

There is always a debate about whether or not coffee is good for you. Enough research supports the delicious dark drink that you can confidently add it to your list of healthy habits. According to most studies, those who drink a few cups of black coffee a day are 50% less likely to develop type 2 diabetes. Just don’t add all the sugar, though!

3. Go For a Walk

Just 30 minutes of gentle walking after dinner can seriously change your life. It helps regulate blood glucose, increases blood circulation, and leads to weight loss. Plus, it does powerful stuff to the brain as well (increases happiness and reduces stress!).

4. Lift Weights

Light walking at the end of the day is certainly enough to reclaim your health, but lifting weights can take it one step further. One study out of Harvard showed that men who lifted weights for at least one hour a week were 12 percent less likely to develop type 2 diabetes.

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5. Eat More Nuts

Nuts are one of the best snacks to have on hand. Regular consumption leads to weight loss, better blood glucose, and improved cognitive functioning. While nobody really knows why nuts help with blood sugar, most believe that it all comes down to the healthy fats. Grab a 1/4 cup of almonds the next time you need an afternoon snack for some major benefits.

6. Have a Drink

Haven’t you heard the news? Drinking alcohol is actually good for you! According to a recent study, people who drink moderately are significantly less likely to develop type 2 diabetes by up to 58 percent. So enjoy a glass of wine after work and let it do its magic!

7. Get Better Sleep

Poor sleep habits interfere with the brain’s natural capacity to regulate hormones. This can cause a lot of problems beyond diabetes but is especially harmful to diabetics. It slows metabolism and reduces proper appetite control, resulting in whacky blood glucose levels and a wider midsection. So hit the hay early tonight and sleep well!

It’s widely known that losing excess fat can not only help control blood sugars, but even REVERSE Type-2 Diabetes or get rid of the “pre-diabetes” label.

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Marquis is a freelance writer currently living in Ecuador. She contributes to health blogs as well as writes about her experiences as an expat in Ecuador. Her background is in Psychology but she has left that behind to write, on the road.