How to Manage A1c levels with the MiraBurst Miracle Berry
If you are a diabetic or prediabetic, it is recommended that you monitor your blood sugar regularly throughout the year to better manage your blood sugar. There are three main ways the blood sugar monitoring can be achieved: A blood test done every three months called Hemoglobin A1c (often called A1c), blood test done daily or at regular intervals at home using a blood glucose monitor (often referred to as self-monitoring of blood glucose using fingerstick), and a system that continuously monitors your blood sugar at home (often referred to as continuous glucose monitoring system). The last system allows people with diabetes to measure their blood glucose around the clock. This article will concentrate only on the three-month blood test which is called Hemoglobin A1c (HBA1c), Glycosylated Hemoglobin or simply A1c, and how MiraBurst can help manage the A1c level.
What is A1c?
A1c is an abbreviation for Hemoglobin A1c or Glycosylated Hemoglobin which measures the average amount of glucose (sugar) in your blood over the past 3 months. Testing your A1c level every 3 months is the best and easiest way for you and your doctor to evaluate how well your blood glucose levels are controlled. It is also used to detect prediabetes. Most of the time, it is your doctor who will order the A1c test. However, over-the-counter A1c test kits for home use are now available for purchase. A1c is provided as a percentage and there is a percentage range for healthy adults, a percentage range for pre-diabetes, and a percentage range for diabetes. For healthy adults, A1c of 5.6% or below is ideal. Pre-diabetics typically have A1c from 5.7% to 6.4% and diabetics typically have a percentage from 6.5% and higher. Normally, an adult with well-controlled diabetes is expected to have A1c level of less than 7% or 8% depending on his or her age.
How do I maintain a healthy A1c level?
To better manage blood sugar levels and maintain a healthy A1c level, it is essential to adopt a healthy lifestyle that involves weight management, increased physical activity, and a healthy eating habit. A healthy diet with increased consumption of fruits and vegetables, high fiber content foods, and reduced consumption of sugar and processed foods will help maintain a very healthy A1c level. Your daily eating habit should include consumption of high fiber low sugar content (low glycemic index) fruits and vegetables as well as reduced consumption of sugar and processed foods. Examples of diabetes-friendly fruits, foods, and drinks include:
- Blueberries and other berries
- Grapefruit and Citrus fruits
- Nuts and legumes
- Unsweetened Greek yogurt or yogurt parfait
- Leafy greens like spinach and Kale etc.
Maintain Healthy A1c Levels with MiraBurst Miracle Berry
As stated above, a healthy diet with increased consumption of fruits and vegetables is necessary to maintain a healthy A1c level. Unfortunately, healthy fruits with low sugar content (low glycemic index fruits) tend to be sour, tart, or simply don’t taste delicious or sweet enough for a lot of people including diabetics to enjoy daily.
MiraBurst® Miracle Berry is a very unique berry given by nature to help make healthy eating with increased consumption of low sugar content fruits, foods, and drinks an enjoyable act for every diabetic and prediabetic. With the help of MiraBurst these sour or tart fruits, foods, and drinks turn into deliciously sweet ones for every diabetic or prediabetic to enjoy daily. This helps prevent blood sugar spikes after meals, helps manage blood sugar levels, and helps keep A1C levels in a healthy range. The MiraBurst miracle berry is an all-natural taste modifier that temporarily modifies the taste of all sour or tart fruits, foods, and drinks to sweet-tasting without any added sugar or sweetener!
When the berry is consumed, miraculin – an active ingredient found in the fruit’s pulp – activates the sweet receptors on the tongue and tricks the mind to perceive sour or tart as sweet. Miraculin’s taste-enhancing properties last up to 60 minutes.
By tricking the mind into thinking that something sour or tart is sweet, you’ll be able to enjoy the taste of low-sugar content or low-glycemic index fruits, foods, and drinks. This includes several of the ten diabetes superfoods recommended by the American Diabetes Association such as berries, citrus fruits, and unsweetened Greek yogurt parfait to help manage blood sugar levels and thus keep your A1c in a healthy range. MiraBurst also turns sour or tart drinks sweet. With MiraBurst, lemon water, or apple cider vinegar in lemon water turns into lemonade without any added sugar or sweetener at all. Among other benefits, lemon water helps prevent blood sugar spikes after meals, and apple cider vinegar has been shown to help improve the body’s sensitivity to insulin.
In summary, MiraBurst can help type 2 diabetics and prediabetics enjoy healthy eating habits with increased consumption of low sugar content fruits, foods and drinks and help reduce consumption of sugar and processed food. This helps with better management of blood sugar and A1c and possibly even helps to reverse the diagnosis of prediabetes.
To truly appreciate the miracle berry, you will need to try the MiraBurst miracle berry yourself. You can visit www.miraburst.com to learn more about MiraBurst miracle berry products and how to get some to try for free.