14 Symptoms of High Blood Sugar and Which Foods Reduce It

Hyperglycemia, or high blood sugar, happens in the case of excessively high glucose levels in the blood, or too low insulin, and these are the potential factors that have contributed to the raised sugar levels in the blood:

–     Medications, like steroids

—    Foods high in glucose

—    Physical and emotional stress

—     Not enough insulin taken

—     Injury or illness

—     Heavier meals than usual

—     Eating earlier than usual

—     Hormonal imbalances

—     Less exercise than usually

–      Pain

Yet, having elevated blood sugar levels does not necessarily mean that you suffer from diabetes. Yet, it is of high importance to diagnose hyperglycemia on time, in order to treat it and prevent serious complications.

Therefore, you need to know these 14 symptoms of high blood sugar levels:

–     A constant feeling of a dry mouth

—    Constant fatigue

—    Excessive thirst during the entire day

—    Blurry vision

—    Weight gain and abdominal fat

—    Recurring infections

—    Itchy and dry skin

–     Nerve issues

–    Inability to focus

—    Stomach discomfort

—     The slow healing of wounds and cuts

—    Constant, unsatiated hunger

–     A frequent need to urinate (mainly during the nighttime)

—    Impotence

Yet, high blood sugar can be controlled by a diet rich in low glycemic index foods.

The glycemic index (GI) is a type of scale which classifies the carbs based on their ability to elevate blood glucose levels or their glycemic response. It varies from 0-100, and the higher a food is on the list, the more it elevates blood sugar levels.

The following foods have a high glycemic index, meaning that you should avoid them:

–      Baked potatoes

—    White bread

—    Rice cakes,

–     Popcorn and Cornflakes

–     Glazed donuts,

You can consume the following ones, but in moderations, as they belong to the moderate glycemic group:

–       Honey

—     Oatmeal,

—    White rice

–     Brown rice,

–     Mac and cheese,

–     Pita bread

Moreover, the following group contains foods with a glycemic index lower than 54, so they are safe to consume, and they can help you lower blood sugar levels: eggs, apples, oranges, carrots, bananas, peas, butter beans, tomato juice, cherries, broccoli, hummus, turkey sausages, yellow onions, cashews, grapefruit, walnuts,  kidney beans, spaghetti, green grapes, pineapple juice, and many more!

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