6. Include Fiber in Your Diet
Fiber helps to prevent blood sugar spikes by keeping you feeling full and preventing overeating. Furthermore, the soluble fiber found in whole grains, nuts, veggies, and beans slows down your absorption of carbohydrates. This keeps your blood sugar at more consistent levels, preventing steep rises and sudden drops.
5. Drink Water
Providing your body with adequate water will also help prevent the swift ups and downs of glucose levels. Some studies indicate that dehydration causes your liver to dump more sugar into your bloodstream. Allow your thirst to dictate your water intake. Keep a bottle of water close at hand and drink when thirsty, stopping when you are satisfied. If you don’t enjoy plain water, try adding a spritz of lemon juice or a slice of fruit to your water bottle. Consume fruits and vegetables with high water content, including lettuce, cucumbers, watermelon, and cantaloupe.
4. Consume Pickled Foods
Adding pickled or fermented foods to your diet may improve insulin sensitivity. One study suggests that sauerkraut, pickled vegetables, or kefir products may help regulate blood glucose levels due to antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. You can also include vinegar in your diet by enjoying salad dressings made with olive oil and apple cider vinegar.