Sunday, November 15, 2009

High Blood Sugar

Hyperglycemia is a condition which is caused by having high blood sugar in your system. It can cause some quite severe symptoms such as blood clots and can lead to an increase in infections. More seriously, it can be a major cause of diabetes. So it is vital that you do all you can do lower blood sugar levels in your system.

Having a healthy lifestyle consisting of regular exercise and eating healthily is the best way to lower your blood sugar levels. Ideally you should try to exercise for at least 30 minutes a day. This can be in the form of running, cycling or even walking is enough to make you sweat and lower blood sugar levels.

You should try to eat foods that are low in sugar and low glycemic content. Your body slowly digests these types of foods as compared to high sugar content foods which the body will digest very quickly. The more high sugar content you consume, the harder the pancreas has to work to create more insulin to combat this.

Ideally you should try to avoid eating fast food also. Burgers, fries and other food types tend to not contain any good things and mostly are high in fat and often high in sugar content. If you must eat from a fast food chain, then why not try a healthy salad instead of the burger meal. You can also substitute the milkshake or coke for a diet coke or mineral water.

Drinking lots of water each day is also beneficial to keep the body hydrated and flushes out many toxins which do not do the body any favours whatsoever. 6-8 glasses each day is recommended and you should try your best to reach this target if you can.

You could even try a full detox for a week or so which will really lower blood sugar levels to a more safer area. This can be done very easily by just eating and drinking healthy foods and is also a great way to lose some excess weight at the same time.