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A Guide to Achieving Normal Blood Sugar Levels After Eating

Published on: Sep 20, 2023
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Introduction 

It’s normal for blood glucose to rise after eating, but if this rise is too much or higher than the recommended levels then it can lead to complications like diabetes and heart problems. 

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This article will discuss simple methods for assisting your body in maintaining healthy blood sugar levels after eating.

Understanding Blood Sugar After Eating

When you eat, the carbohydrates in it break down into glucose which is then absorbed in the blood and it’s called blood sugar. Your blood sugar levels temporarily increase as a result of this.

In our body, insulin helps to control our blood sugar. Usually, it keeps the sugar levels normal. But sometimes, things go wrong, and our blood sugar gets too high, which is not healthy.

Guide to Achieving Normal Blood Sugar Levels After Eating

To help your body keep your blood sugar levels healthy after eating, you can make some smart choices with your food and how you live.

Good Carbs vs. Bad Carbs

Carbs differ from one another. Some can significantly raise your blood sugar levels, such as processed foods and sugary snacks. Others, such as vegetables, dals, pulses, and whole grains, raise it gradually. Vegetables and other foods high in fibre can help maintain stable blood sugar levels after meals.

Watch How Much You Eat

Eating too much, even of healthy or nutritious foods, can make your blood sugar go too high. So, try to eat reasonable amounts of food to keep things in balance. Remember, Moderation is always the key.

Mix Up Your Meals

Your meals should contain a variety of nutrients, including good fats (such as groundnut oil), carbohydrates (such as roti, rice, and pasta), and proteins (such as chicken or beans, pulses). This mixture slows down the rate at which your body absorbs sugar from food, maintaining a steady level of blood sugar.

Move Around More

Regular exercise is great for controlling and managing your blood sugar. It helps your muscles use up the sugar in your blood, so it doesn’t get too high. One should aim for about 30 minutes of exercise most days, like simply walking, swimming, or biking.

Pay Attention While Eating

Eating slowly and mindfully can help you know when you’re full. 

Not eating while engaging in any activity, such as watching tv, using any electronic devices, or just even talking. This way, you won’t overeat, which can make your blood sugar go too high.

Be Careful with Alcohol

Alcohol can mess with your blood sugar, making it go too low or too high. If you drink, try to do it in moderation and have some food with it.

Keep an Eye on Your Blood Sugar

If you’re at risk for diabetes, i.e having prediabetes, or just want to stay healthy and have a sustainable life, checking your blood sugar regularly is a good idea.

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It helps you see how different foods and habits affect your levels so you can make changes if needed.

Relax and Get Enough Sleep 

Stress can make your blood sugar go up, so it’s important to find ways to relax, like deep breathing or meditation. Also, make sure you get 7-9 hours of sleep each night to help your body work properly.

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Keeping your blood sugar at a healthy level after eating is crucial for your overall health. By making smart food choices, staying active, managing stress, and paying attention to how you eat, you can help your body control your blood sugar. 

Remember that everyone’s body is different, so it’s a good idea to check your blood sugar and talk to a healthcare expert to create a plan that works best for you. 

To be certain, we suggest you also speak to our diabetes healthcare team, which has an expert dietician, physiotherapist and psychologist to understand the consumption of various foods in the diabetes diet plan and much more. 

To learn more about Fitterfly’s Diabetes Care Program and how it can help you intelligently take control of your diabetes, speak to one of our counselors by just giving us a missed call at 08069450746, and we will definitely get back to you.

You can also try our diabetes reversal calculator to learn more about your journey towards a healthier lifestyle.

Wish to know more? Sign up for our program. 

Remember, with some effort and a focus on your well-being, you can take steps toward a healthier, happier life with normal blood sugar levels after eating.

Disclaimer

This blog provides general information for educational and informational purposes only and shouldn't be seen as professional advice.

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