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Blood Sugar & the Foods You Eat

Our blood sugar is impacted by the foods we eat. Excess glucose and insulin don’t help with weight loss, weight maintenance, or overall balanced health. Chronic excess insulin may lead to weight gain, metabolic disorders, and disease. Read more about the science behind our blood sugar and what it can tell us about the foods we eat.

Blood Sugar & Foods You Eat

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low-glycemic vegan foods

How to Eat a Low-Glycemic Vegan Diet

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Sugar Substitutes That Won’t Raise Blood Sugar

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Are Nuts Good for Managing Blood Sugar?

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Slow-Digesting Carbs and Blood Sugar Control

Person scooping flavored yogurt—an ultra-processed food—out of container

How Ultra-Processed Foods Affect Blood Sugar

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Can Cinnamon Lower Blood Sugar Levels?

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Does Coffee Raise Blood Sugar?

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Low-Glycemic Fruits

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Mediterranean Diet and Blood Sugar

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Insulin Resistance and Prediabetes: Symptoms, Risk Factors, and What You Can Do

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View in the Signos app showing a blood sugar response to an english muffin and butter spiking at 161 ml/dL at 9:44am

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An example of a low-sugar meal; a bowl of chick peas, broccoli, avocado, and ground chicken.

The Ultimate Guide to Low-Sugar Foods

Example of a low-glycemic lunch bowl with vegetables

Easy Low-Glycemic Lunch Ideas

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An example of a low-glycemic snack: mixed nuts, including hazelnuts, pistachios, almonds and peanuts

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Oatmeal breakfast and glucose

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