* Artificial sweeteners can be used to sweeten drinks and foods instead of sugar.
They are virtually carbohydrate and fat free and do not affect
blood sugar levels. Its recommended that you use a variety of sweeteners
and not to consume too much of any type. * Reduce your salt intake gradually so that you can get used to
the taste change. Adding herbs and spices may help. * Use as little salt as possible in meals and cut down on salt added at the table.
* Eat less processed foods such as tinned and packet foods, salty meats,
crisps and salted nuts.
Lower Blood Sugar Levels: Research studies (on humans, not rats), indicate that
the consumption of raw honey can result in lower blood sugar levels
between 60 to 100 mg/dL (3.3 to 5.5 mmol/L) when tested 90 minutes after eating a
similar amount of sucrose or sugar. This then means the HbA1c percentage would be
lower by approximately 2 to 4%. Keep It Down: The key to using honey in your diet in order to control your blood
sugar levels is never to use too much. Even foods that are digested slowly still require insulin.