The symptoms of high blood sugar
To consider a review of diet and lifestyle is worth it if you have the main symptoms of hyperglycemia:
- Continuous thirst;
- Severe fatigue;
- Rapid weight loss;
- Itching and discomfort;
- The slow regeneration of the skin and prolonged healing wounds;
- The decrease in visual acuity.
All these symptom is the first signs indicating the increase of sugar level in the blood. The simultaneous appearance of at least some of them - the reason for tests that will confirm or disprove your suspicions. Normal blood sugar varies in the range of 3.3–5.5 mmol/l. If the sugar level exceeds 5.5 mmol/l, should pay close attention to your lifestyle. Not always elevated sugar in the blood means the presence of diabetes. Often patient enough to just change your eating habits, and proper diet will be the best medicine for him.
Diet for high sugar
The most effective way to return sugar levels to normal is a diet with the limited consumption of carbohydrates. When choosing products, it is recommended to focus on their glycemic index. From the diet should exclude all foods with a high glycemic index - in other words, containing high carbohydrates (sugar, pastries, factory-made sweets, figs, raisins, grapes, bananas, jam, and so on). Daily diet should contain fresh vegetables. Fiber, contained in vegetables, prevents the excessive absorption of sugar and leads to a gradual decrease in the level of blood sugar. In particular, the menu at elevated sugar should include the following products:
- Cauliflower and cabbage;
- Tomatoes and cucumbers;
- Leaf lettuce;
- Parsley and dill;
- Onion, green onions;
- Beans, lentils and soybeans;
- Nuts and seeds;
- Sour berries and fruits;
- Dairy products.
It is also useful to eat fresh carrots and beets, however, when baking or frying the glycemic index of these products increases, so their number in the diet should be restricted.
That is possible with increased sugar for Breakfast and lunch?
The best Breakfast to lower blood sugar is normal oatmeal rich in fiber. In porridge, you can add fresh fruit (excluding gluconeogenesis), pumpkin, nuts. Fans of toast and toast should give up white bread and prefer whole grain bread and atronomy. Excellent glucose-lowering properties of Flaxseed oil. It can be used as a dressing for salads and other dishes instead of the usual sunflower or olive oil.
Meat and fish should also become regular guests on the table, as they are essential sources of protein and polyunsaturated fatty acids.
Is it possible to have a sweet tooth for high sugar?
It is not necessary to indulge in sweets and desserts, but you should choose products that do not contain fast carbs. Allowed to eat honey, but no more than 2-3 teaspoons a day. Instead of regular sugar you can use natural substitutes, stevia extract, Jerusalem artichoke syrup, Sucralose. These sweeteners have a high glycemic index and is allowed diabetes and also indispensable in the diet.