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    What Do You Eat to Help Bring Down Your Sugar?
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    charhar posted:
    I have found that cinnamon apple tea works really well in helping to bring down my sugar. Do you know of any helpful foods?
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    davedsel57 responded:
    I've always had luck with cinnamon mixed into cottage cheese and/or some lean meat like deli sliced turkey breast or chicken.
    Hope this helps.
    Blessings, -Dave
     
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    DavidHueben responded:
    Charhar:

    What is required to bring down your blood glucose levels is not any specific tea or food. It is a long term commitment to proper nutrition, daily exercise, weight loss (as required), and sometimes medications.


    David
    Red meat is not bad for you. Now blue-green meat, that's bad for you! -Tommy Smothers
     
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    phototaker responded:
    Char...I think each person is so different. I try to keep my carb levels under a certain amount for each meal and snack to keep my blood sugar numbers down.

    I try to make sure(since I'm not on medicine)that I don't eat anything that might spike me, like fruit without a protein, like nuts.

    I have found cinnamon to be helpful, if that's what you're asking. When I buy my lower sugar oatmeal packets, I get the cinnamon and apple ones, or if I make a French toast with cinnamon and Eggbeaters as it's coating on whole grain bread.
     
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    Manoj_in_Bangalore responded:
    Raw vegetable juice can bring down blood sugar levels quickly. The one I know that really works is the raw juice of brussels sprout. Peel 5 to 6 pieces of brussels sprout, cut them in smaller pieces, run them through a juicer, and drink the raw juice.

    You can also try other vegetables likes bottle gourd. (Do not try fruit jucies however, only vegetables).

    ~ Manoj
     
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    amanda2581 replied to DavidHueben's response:
    David I think they mean a quick way when you get a spike is my understanding of this ??? Is this correct charhar??
     
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    amanda2581 replied to Manoj_in_Bangalore's response:
    Manoj_ I never knew you can eat a gourd???
     
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    Manoj_in_Bangalore replied to amanda2581's response:
    amanda2581, I meant you can extract the raw vegetable juice of bottle gourd, by peeling it, cutting it into small pieces, and running it through a juicer.
     
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    rebitzman replied to Manoj_in_Bangalore's response:
    Peel 5 to 6 pieces of brussels sprout, cut them in smaller pieces, run them through a juicer, and drink the raw juice.

    Manoj - I actually have no real issue with your claim that raw vegetable juice is good for you. Logic alone would so dictate*, BUT the above statement......?

    I just ran 5 fresh Brussels Sprouts through my juicer - didn't produce enough juice to wet my tongue.
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    *That said - there is a scientific study ate UC Berkley - funded by the Campbell's soup company that is looking for subjects (they'll pay you) to test exactly this! You want their phone number?
     
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    tryinghardtowin responded:
    The best thing I have
    ever found to bring my sugar levels down quickly is just plain water...you need to flush your body...simple,easy,cheap,EFFECTIVE!!
     
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    DisHammerhand responded:
    I never actually thought of eating anything to bring down sugar. A walk around the block usually fixes me up.
     
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    cookiedog replied to DisHammerhand's response:
    I try to avoid being high to start with but sometimes I end up high and am stuck with dealing with it.

    My doctor said if I am high below 300, drink a glass of water. Walk 15 minutes. Check BS. If still high, drink a glass or water and walk 15 minutes. Check BS

    If above 300, call the doctor.
     
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    rebitzman replied to Manoj_in_Bangalore's response:
    bottle gourd

    Surprised you would eat this - has NO saturated fat whatsoever.
     
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    amanda2581 replied to Manoj_in_Bangalore's response:
    That is interesting thank you !! I always picked them as a kid and always wondered why they are not edible,Well you learn something every day.thanks!
     
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    rebitzman replied to amanda2581's response:
    What is called a bottle gourd in India is actually a squash at the point of harvest.


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