By Caroltoo Latest Reply 2012-03-03 19:19:34 -0600
Started 2012-03-02 19:40:05 -0600

Frequently, we talk about what keeps our BG readings down. This quiz tests how much you know about some of the nutritional ways to moderate high BG readings. Lots of those mentioned in the quiz have featured in recent discussions. Check out which ones studies show actually work and which ones aren't statistically verifiable.

16 replies

Gambling 2012-03-03 14:01:21 -0600 Report

6 out of 10 not bad for a start .Also learned vinagar ot lemon juice help lower bg with a meal .

Caroltoo 2012-03-03 17:24:41 -0600 Report

I can vouch for those two from my own experience. Definitely helpful. So is ALA and Bitter Melon.

Gambling 2012-03-03 17:56:59 -0600 Report

thanks will look into them also .I have been eating spinach, broccoli, peas and Brussels sprouts but may not be enough and maybe get a "vitamin" of it in a health food store.Bitter melon will look around for also

Caroltoo 2012-03-03 18:03:37 -0600 Report

I eat lots of spinach, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and turnips. The peas are actually higher on the glycemic index, closer to corn and potatoes, so may cause some increase in your BG.

Gambling 2012-03-03 18:22:39 -0600 Report

I should look at glycemic index more often to pick lower options till I get my BG to a good point ! still all over the place some days . Thanks

jayabee52 2012-03-03 18:30:09 -0600 Report

Howdy again, Glycemic Index is all well and good as a starting point, but since each person's metabolism reacts differently to the same foods, I can eat something and it will not spike me, but if you eat the same quantity of it, it may spike you. I have developed a method for determining how to find out which foods "play nice" with my metabolism and which don't. I'd be willing to share that with you should you request it.

Caroltoo 2012-03-03 19:05:16 -0600 Report

We're just talking about it as a general guide, James. It helps point the way so that we know what's probably a good choice, then we test the probables. I wish there was a way for you to post that so newer folks could find it easily. Have you ever used it as the basis of a discussion?

jayabee52 2012-03-03 18:02:19 -0600 Report

usually the veggie can be found in a market which caters to Asian popullations. The Bitter melon capsule may be found in a health food store.

Gambling 2012-03-03 18:10:47 -0600 Report

Maybe I will ask my local chinese take out to sell me a few as I not near an asian population or market,

Young1s 2012-03-02 21:15:10 -0600 Report

Did pretty good. Only missed 3. Would definitely have missed the last question had I not been following the discussion about it around the end of last year.

Caroltoo 2012-03-02 21:17:02 -0600 Report

I was interested to see that we had talked about all of these and some others over the course of the last few months.