Humans’ blood-sugar level is measured from how many milligrams of glucose is present per deciliter of your blood. The normal blood-sugar level ranges from 80 to 110 mg/dl. When your blood-sugar level is higher than 110, then your mental function, energy level, mood and immune system will be negatively affected. Thus, you should learn how to control it within the normal level.
1. Be consistent with your meals.
Please be consistent and don’t overeat in one meal. Some people feel they are so busy that they could not eat during the day. Not eating during the day results in a large dinner, which will negatively influences many aspects of health, including blood-sugar level.
2. Don’t miss a meal.
You should be aware that your blood-sugar level is at its highest after meals while at its lowest in the morning. If you want to counteract this, you need to have breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks when needed. Cut your three-meal plan into several smaller meals throughout the day to keep your blood-sugar level in a healthy range.
3. Look at the chart.
Refer to the glycemic index chart and limit your choices of foods to those low in carbohydrates. Try to avoid foods with glycemic index higher than 70.
4. Eat in moderation.
Try to avoid large serving sizes, no matter if it has low glycemic-index rating. For example, spaghetti is in the medium range on the scale, however, the average serving size is around 50g. When you order a serving of spaghetti in a restaurant, the serving size is normally 150g, which could raise your blood-sugar level for a whole day.
5. Keep doing exercise.
It is known that exercise could lower blood-sugar level. It will be helpful if you exercise 30 minutes every day.
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