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Balancing your blood sugar helps you stay healthy

FruitBlood sugar is the amount of glucose circulating in your blood stream. Blood glucose levels are influenced by what you eat and drink as well as how your body responds to the hormone insulin. 
 
Sticking to a healthy weight is the best prevention against rising blood sugar levels. A stable blood sugar level helps to boost energy, keeps you slim and healthy as well as reduces your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. 
 
Here are some of the ways to lower your blood sugar levels:
 
1. WATCH YOUR WAIST
 
Waist circumference is a great way of checking how much fat you are carrying around your stomach. Excess fat around your stomach area can be a sign that you are at risk of developing health problems compared to carrying fat around the hips or thighs. Both your body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference measurements are used by health professionals to assess obesity as well as your risk of heart disease and diabetes. 
 
What to do: Reduce your kilojoule intake, cut down on alcohol, increase your physical activity and quit smoking. 
 
2. FOCUS ON LOW-GI FOODS
 
Low GI (Glycaemic Index) foods enter your blood stream slowly and produce gradual rises in blood sugar and insulin levels. Low GI foods are  important in reducing the risk of developing diabetes.  
 
What to do: Eat moderate amounts of foods that are low in GI and high in fibre. Examples of low GI foods include traditional rolled oats, grainy bread, lentils and legumes, sweet potato, milk, yoghurt, porridge and most types of fresh fruit.
 
If you are interested in having a one-on-one homeopathic consultation for your health problem, contact Soofi Aziz for a homeopathic treatment with homeopathic remedies. 
 
Author: Soofi Aziz is a Certified Homeopath, owner of Hakim Natural Health - Homeopathic Medicine clinic. The information on this article is not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional and is not intended as medical advice.

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