The best strategies to lower blood sugar levels are losing weight and controlling the quantity and quality of the carbohydrates you eat.
The healthier carbohydrates include:
- Whole grains (100% whole grain bread, bulgur, brown rice, whole-grain cereal, etc.)
- Fresh fruit
Dairy products also contain carbohydrates as lactose (or milk sugar). The best dairy products to choose are skim milk and plain, non-fat yogurt.
Limit these carbohydrates:
- Refined grains (white bread, white rice, white flour, bagels, etc)
- Sugar-sweetened beverages
- Foods with added sugars (i.e. candy, desserts, jam, jelly, syrups, etc.)
- Fruit juices
- Dried fruits
- White potatoes