Our health can be threatened in various ways nowadays. It can be affected by environmental factor, by the food we eat, the air we breathe etc.
Poor diet is something that can cause numerous problems in our body
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There are other things that are affected by poor nutrition in the body such as circulation and blood sugar which can be very dangerous since our blood is what makes our body work, so here, we’re going to present the main symptoms that indicate a high level of blood sugar.
Hyperglycemia or otherwise called high blood sugar is a condition which appears when our body can’t produce insulin enough and use it as it should.
Insulin is a very important hormone. It helps the glucose we intake from food to enter our body cells where it is used as energy. Insulin deficiency, however, means that the glucose can’t be absorbed into our bloodstream properly.
It affects the whole organism, but mostly the most important organs like the kidneys, the eyes, nerves and bloods vessels.
The main causes for increased blood sugar are:
Excessive use of steroids
Symptoms that indicate a high level of sugar in your blood
These are the main symptoms that indicate if we have high sugar:
frequent urination or urinating often at night
difficulties during concentration
a very slow healing of cuts
frequent stomach problems
fatigue or tiredness
extreme manifestations of nervous problems
excess of fat in the abdomen or unexplained increase in weight
How can you monitor your blood sugar?
Everything is based on your diet and your blood glucose or Glycemic index. This index shows the carbs in your food which can affect the blood sugar. Here are some numbers of how levels of sugar in your blood range on the most common metric from 0 to 100.
Foods with a GI from 0 to 54 can be consumed without danger every day:
an egg: 0
a cup of hummus: 6
a cup of broccoli: 10
a medium sized onion: 10
a cup of nuts: 15
a cup of cherries: 22
a cup of cashew nuts: 22
a cup of yogurt: 23
a Turkey sausage: 28
220 grams of tomato juice: 38
a medium-sized Apple: 38
a cup of spaghetti: 42
a cup of green grapes: 46
220 grams of pineapple juice: 46
a big carrot: 47
a normal orange: 48
a large grapefruit: 50
a large banana: 52
a cup of peas: 54
The ones around 55 and 69 must be consumed moderately, as for example:
a cup of brown rice: 55
a tablespoon of raw honey: 55
a cup of oatmeal: 55
a cup of white rice: 64
a serving of macaroni and cheese: 64
The ones from 70 to 100 should be avoided as much as possible, since they can endanger your health:
a slice of white bread: 70
2 cups of popcorn : 72
a doughnut (glazed): 76
a rice cake: 78
a medium-sized baked potato: 85
50 grams of glucose: 100
Keep this short list in mind and we assure you that you will not have problems with your blood sugar!