What is A1C Levels?
It is a form of sugar found in our body. A1C is measured routinely in people that live with diabetes, both Type 1 and Type 2. A1C is commonly used to help determine the average blood glucose levels of diabetics from the previous months, as well as to help healthcare providers to prescribe and recommend treatments for diabetics. A1C levels can be lowered generally by living a healthy lifestyle, such as exercising regularly, managing stress and taking proper nutrition.
Method 1: Practice a healthy and nutritious diet.
Increase the consumption of vegetables and fruits to your daily diet.
Fruits and vegetables contain a number of antioxidants that are beneficial to improve general health and also contain high fiber, this benefit according to research can contribute to the management of blood sugar levels better.
Add the consumption of fruits and vegetables to your diet.
Vegetables and fruits contains large number of healthy antioxidants that are beneficial for the general health and also contain high fiber. These benefits according to research can help contribute to the management of blood glucose levels better.
Increase consumption of yogurt and fat-free milk.
Yogurt and fat-free milk are very rich in Vitamin D and calcium, which has been proven to contribute to a much better weight loss and blood glucose management that can improve the condition of most of type 2 diabetes cases.
Increase on intake of fish and nuts.
Fish contains a large amount of omega-3 fatty acids; they are useful for lowering insulin resistance, managing blood glucose levels, and contributing to better and healthier heart. Nuts also provide benefits for people with type 2 diabetes that are desperately trying to reduce their cholesterol levels.
Embellish the food with some cinnamon.
Cinnamon is commonly used for desserts and sweets, studies have shown that eating one-half teaspoon (2 ml) of cinnamon each day can increase insulin resistance.
- Mix cinnamon into your homemade tea or sprinkle it on vegetables, fruits, and lean cuts of meat to help increase cinnamon intake daily without the need to eat more high-fat desserts and snacks.
Lower the consumption of food that is high in cholesterol and fat.
Sweet foods and fast food such as sweets, potato chips, cookies, and deep fried foods will trigger a spike in blood glucose levels, which can affect the overall A1C congestion.
- Snack foods containing natural sugars like berries, fruits, and low-fat cheese to satisfy cravings for sweet foods or desserts. These foods contain healthy natural sugars that enter your body’s bloodstream at a slower rate than foods containing sugar and refined ingredients.
Drink plain water
Research has proven that people who drink plain and regular water throughout the whole day have the ability to prevent dehydration, which can trigger a rise in blood glucose levels and A1C.
- Soda, fruit drinks, energy drinks, and various types of sweetened beverage will increase blood sugar and weight levels.