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10 Sneaky Foods That Can Increase Your Blood Sugar

Reader's Digest Logo By Jessica Migala of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 13: Maintaining steady blood sugar levels and avoiding spikes (and dips) is critical. 'When blood sugar spikes, it sends off a cascade of events that can damage health,' says Erin Palinski-Wade, RD, CDE, author of 2 Day Diabetes Diet. Your body releases excess insulin to force blood sugar into cells. That's normal, but over time, this can lead to insulin resistance, which leads to blood sugar management problems, she says. Among other problems, you may feel hungrier and store more body fat. Check out 7 ways to maintain healthy blood sugar levels.

Pay attention to your blood sugar

Maintaining steady blood sugar levels and avoiding spikes (and dips) is critical. "When blood sugar spikes, it sends off a cascade of events that can damage health," says Erin Palinski-Wade, RD, CDE, author of 2 Day Diabetes Diet. Your body releases excess insulin to force blood sugar into cells. That's normal, but over time, this can lead to insulin resistance, which leads to blood sugar management problems, she says. Among other problems, you may feel hungrier and store more body fat. Check out 7 ways to maintain healthy blood sugar levels.
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