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Foods that quickly lower your blood sugar if you are diabetic

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If you are diabetic, sometimes your blood sugar might exceed the nomal level. Research has revealed that there are certain things that can quickly get your blood sugar back on track.

According to a website, here is a list of foods or drinks to lower blood sugar:

Vegetables
Vegetables are a very good food for people with elevated blood sugar. The best vegetables for lowering blood sugar are cauliflower, broccoli, and cabbages.

  • Artichoke is a very good food for lowering blood sugar quickly and naturally. Its main ingredient is cynarin, which has mild hypoglycemic properties.
  • Celery is a wonderful food because it helps to control blood glucose levels, lower cholesterol, and neutralizes the excess acids that are produced in the body as a result of diabetes.
  • Onions help to reduce blood glucose.

Fruits
Acidic fruits will also help lower your blood glucose levels but the more sugar the fruit contains, the less likely you will see an effect because the two things will cancel each other out. Eat these acid fruits: oranges, grapefruit, pineapples, strawberries, pomegranates, kiwis, cranberries, sour apples, and sour cherries.

Nuts
Nuts are great for lowering and controlling blood sugar levels; particularly the oil bearing nuts, squash, and sun flower seeds.

Wheat Germ
Wheat germ lowers blood sugar because it consists of vitamins B and E. Four or five spoonful of wheat germ can lower the sugar level in your blood as well as the need for insulin.

Vinegar
Several studies have shown that a realistic amount of vinegar or lemon juice, in the form of salad dressing, consumed with a mixed meal, lowers blood sugar levels significantly.

High acid foods slow down stomach emptying. That's why little is needed to reduce blood glucose levels.

Eat 4 teaspoons of vinegar and 8 teaspoons oil in a vinaigrette dressing with an average meal to lower blood glucose by as much as 30 percent.

READ "The Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar."

Lemon Juice
Lemon juice is just as powerful as vinegar and works just as well. Having vinaigrette made with lemon or vinegar and extra virgin olive oil on a side salad with your meal is a great way to help lower your glucose levels.

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