3. Eat More Fiber
Fiber lowers blood cholesterol levels and naturally helps manage blood sugar.
According to the Institute of Medicine, the amount of fiber needed by men 50 years and younger is 38 grams while for women, 25 grams.
Meanwhile, for men 50 years and older, at least 30 grams of fiber is needed. And for women, 21 grams.
Aside from fruits and vegetables, some examples of foods rich in fiber include whole-grain products such as peas, beans and other legumes, and nuts and seeds.
4. Stay Hydrated
It is well known that drinking at least 8 glasses of water is good for us. Drinking enough glasses of water a day helps you manage your blood sugar levels.
Take note, though, that non-caloric beverages are healthier options as compared to sweetened bottles of water. Also, forego the juices, the shakes, and the sodas as these contain lots of sugar.
5. Be Mindful of What You Eat
This is easier said than done, of course, especially when you are bombarded with an array of delectable dishes at a buffet table.
But simply being more conscious of what you eat can help you manage your blood sugar level and control your calorie intake.
As a helpful tip, when at a dinner party or at a buffet table, choose a small plate because this creates the illusion that your plate is full, and therefore, you have already eaten enough.
Another tip is weighing and measuring portions; checking the serving sizes and reading food labels will help a lot. And lastly, eat slowly.