5 Ways To Manage Blood Sugar Levels During This Festive Season

Oct 03, 2022 10:16 IST
Festive season is here and so is the time for indulgence. Hence, we brought you few tips and tricks to maintain a healthy blood sugar level during this time of the year.
  • 5 Ways To Manage Blood Sugar Levels During This Festive Season

    It is that time of the year when we all go on a bingeing spree, keeping our diet and health thoughts at bay. This often affect negatively for people with high blood sugar levels. Fret not. There are ways to enjoy festivals and celebrate them without giving up on yummy foods, while keeping your blood sugar values in control. Take a look.
  • Hydration

    Lack of ample fluids in the body can lead to severe complications, especially for diabetics. Regularly drink coconut water, buttermilk, plain water, etc. Additionally, adequate water intake is crucial for healthy metabolism. It also helps reduce the urge to have sugary and salty food.
  • Plan Your Meal Ahead

    Plan what you eat when gathered for a celebration - pick your starters, dips, sauces carefully on the basis of hidden sugars, salt, calories, etc that you know of. Read the nutrition label wherever available to decide if you can eat that.
  • What To Eat

    It is essential to keep a watch on what you eat and drink. Resort to a diet rich in healthy fats and dietary fibres. Try making your fermented drink like kombucha at home and ensure you consume a variety of probiotics during this season to keep your gut healthy.
  • What To Avoid

    To begin with, avoid smoking and consuming alcohol. Avoid packaged bread, bakery products, cookies, etc at all costs. Say a big 'NO' to aerated beverages as well.
  • Regular Monitoring

    Medicines for a diabetic person are important to regulate and control their blood sugar spikes. If you are diabetic and on meds or insulin, please ensure that you take them on time. It is also advisable to regularly monitor your blood sugar values.
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