Effortless Ways to Lower Your Blood Sugar

1. Take a walk after meals.

Abundant research shows that getting your muscles working and your blood pumping can keep blood sugar levels low.

A study published in the journal Diabetes Care found that walking after meals significantly improved glycemic control in older people.

These days, you can choose from tons of alternatives that won't raise your blood sugar, such as stevia, sucralose, erythritol, and allulose.

2. Try a sugar substitute

By eating oatmeal for your morning meal, you'll load up on soluble fiber, including beta-glucan, a fiber that's especially associated with lowering blood sugar.

3. Enjoy oatmeal for breakfast

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), getting less than seven hours of sleep per night can increase your insulin resistance

4. Set a consistent bedtime

and make you hungrier the next day, setting you up for poor diet choices like high-carb, high-sugar foods. And an older study from 2008 found that sleep loss could lead to impaired glucose metabolism.

Hydration is one category you don't have to limit. In fact, drinking plenty of water throughout the day could help your blood sugar stay in a healthy range.

5. Keep a water bottle handy

it's filled with antioxidant flavonol compounds, this indulgent dessert might actually lower your blood sugar by helping cells secrete insulin.

6. Choose dark chocolate for dessert

Foods With More Fiber Than Oatmeal