Hyperglycemia or otherwise called high blood sugar is one of the symptoms of diabetes. It may lead to the appearance of some complications, so it’s better to have it controlled.
High blood sugar can be easily discovered. Pay attention to 14 of its most common symptoms:
- Constantly dry mouth
- Nerve issues
- A constant need to urinate, especially during the night
- Feeling an unquenchable thirst during the whole day
- Recurring infections
- Cuts and wounds heal very slow
- Dry and itchy skin
- Excess abdominal fat and unexplained weight gain
- Regularly feeling fatigued
- Blurry vision
- Not being able to stay focused
- Feeling unexplained and constant hunger
- Discomfort in the stomach
High blood sugar doesn’t mean that you have diabetes. Take a look at some foods that can help you reduce your blood sugar level!
GI Food List
Glycemic index (GI) is a scale that classifies carbs based on their glycemic response, i.e. the level at which these foods increase the blood glucose level of a person.
The scale ranges from 0 to 100. The higher the food on the scale is, the more it increases the blood sugar, and vice versa.
Foods with high glycemic index range from 70 and above. You should avoid them. Foods with high GI include glazed donuts, popcorn, baked potatoes, white bread, corn flakes and rice cakes.
There are also moderate foods which range from 55 to 69 on the scale. These foods include mac and cheese, honey oatmeal, white rice, brown rice and pita bread.
The lowest GI is included in foods which are considered to be the healthiest and you should try to eat them as much as you can. They range from 0 to 54 on the scale and include tomato juice, yellow onions, hummus, cherries, grapefruit, broccoli, kidney beans, walnuts, peas, apples, butter beans, cashews, carrots, spaghetti, green grapes, pineapple juice, turkey sausages bananas, oranges etc. They will make you feel better, too!