Slightly High Sugar Levels May Not Up Risk of Heart Ailments: Mind Your Diet to Maintain Blood Sugar

Elevated blood sugar levels have long been linked to triggering a host of lifestyle ailments.

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Slightly High Sugar Levels May Not Up Risk of Heart Ailments: Mind Your Diet to Maintain Blood Sugar

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  1. Elevated blood sugar levels have been linked to lifestyle ailments
  2. Maintaining healthy blood sugar levels is of the utmost importance
  3. Excessive carbs intake has traditionally been linked to increasing blood
Elevated blood sugar levels have long been linked to triggering a host of lifestyle ailments like diabetes, cardiovascular ailments among others. Although high blood sugar levels are commonly tied to making one susceptible to heart issues like cardiac arrest, stroke and heart attacks, a new study reveals that for those who already suffer from cardiovascular ailments, blood sugar levels below the range for diabetes diagnosis may not up the risk of potentially fatal heart ailments. However, experts believe that elevated blood sugar levels - even below the diabetes cutoff (known as pre-diabetes) - may still elevate the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

Maintaining healthy blood sugar levels is of the utmost importance to ensure optimum health. Some of the easiest ways to control your blood sugar would include regular exercising, consuming adequate liquids, managing stress and anxiety, cutting down on junk food, refined items and trans-fat. Those who already suffer from high sugar levels must opt for foods with low-glycemic index and should opt for portion control. Consuming fibre-rich foods help in regulating and maintaining blood sugar levels. Excessive carbs intake has traditionally been linked to increasing blood sugar levels.

Fresh veggies are excellent for maintaining blood sugar. If you already suffer from high sugar levels, ensure consuming smaller, regular meals throughout the day instead of larger, fewer meals. Never skip a meal or starve, it will spike sugar levels. Get in touch with your medical expert to learn more about blood sugar, how to maintain it and ways in which your diet can be tweaked to bring it down to normal.

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