How do you reduce your blood sugar level naturally?


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An individual can lower blood sugar levels by eating certain foods, including avocados, cherries, blueberries, olives, olive oil, nuts, flax, Ceylon-type cinnamon, fenugreek and garlic, according to Healthline. Unsweetened oatmeal, salmon, lean cuts of meat and non-starchy vegetables can also lower blood sugar, reports WebMD.

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Good sources of non-starchy vegetables include broccoli, green beans and spinach, according to WebMD. Avocados, nuts, seeds, olives, flax and olive oil contain monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs). Experts report that MUFAs improve blood sugar levels and favorably impact blood pressure and inflammation. Studies have also shown that drinking a spoonful of apple cider vinegar and water mixture before a meal reduces a person's blood sugar after his meal, states Healthline.

Experts recommend that diabetics and those with high blood sugar consume low-fat or no-fat dairy, low-fat cuts of meat, low-fat or no-fat dressings and condiments, states WebMD. Individuals with high blood sugar should avoid foods that cause a spike in blood sugar levels, including white rice, anything with white flour, such as white bread, and cereals with lots of sugar and few whole grains. These individuals should also avoid french fries, canned fruits, jellies, canned vegetables, fried foods and regular dairy products such as whole milk and regular ice cream.

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