High blood sugar is one pathology widespread enough to always keep under observation with the help of one specialist, but it can be useful to know the foods that can help us at the table to keep it under control and, consciously, choose or avoid certain foods that are friends or enemies of high blood sugar.
Blood sugar is the concentration of glucose in the blood; the glucose it is the "fuel" of all cells and their functions.
If the blood glucose value deviates from its standards, the subject could face several problems: in healthy subjects, the blood sugar assumes values including between 60 and 130 mg / dl, throughout the day, while fasting varies between 70 and 110 mg / dl. Between 110 and 125 mg / dl fasting we speak of hyperglycemia.
Hyperglycemia could lead to diabetes in the long run, so it is very important to have control over this alarm bell.
At the cost of seeming obvious, it is good to reiterate that in case of high blood sugar it is absolutely necessary to limit the sugars, sugary drinks, sweets, products with refined flours and, in general, all foods with a high glycemic index.
Fortunately for us there are some foods that can help keep it at normal levels and others, instead, not recommended, as we have seen.
The foods to be preferred in case of high blood sugar are all those that have a low glycemic index, defined as la ability and speed of a food to raise blood sugar.
Foods with a low glycemic index are those rich in fiber, therefore vegetables, legumes, fish, oil seeds.
As for the fruit, it is necessary to carefully choose the one that has a lower quantity of sugar and rich in fibers, Such as oranges, mandarins, grapefruits he citrus fruits in general.
To be avoided or strongly limited, even for a general health issue, the meats red that promote the increase of cholesterol, overweight and pathologies related to hyperglycemia.
Here is a general list of what not to eat in case of hyperglycemia:
- sweet packaged products (snacks, rusks, sweets)
- sugary drinks
- refined flours
- not brown rice
- packaged baked goods (crackers, bread sticks, white bread)
Fruit to eat in moderation:
There are some foods, which you may not expect, useful in countering high blood sugar!
- flax seed