Evidence-Based Nutrition For Chronic Disease Prevention

Evidence-Based Strategies to Avoid Blood Sugar Spikes

A Nourished by Science Poster: Download Your Copy Below

While there is no formal clinical definition for blood sugar spikes, our position is that any increase in the blood sugar level following a meal to 180 mg/dl (10 mmol/L) or more constitutes a spike.

Blood sugar spikes are common in people with diabetes or pre-diabetes, but do also occur in people without diabetes or pre-diabetes.

Below, you can download a free copy of a high-resolution poster summarizing six evidence-based strategies to lower the blood sugar response after a meal that will help to avoid or minimize blood sugar spikes.

Low-resolution image of the poster
Low-resolution image of the poster

For more information about these strategies, please see our dedicated blog post and video about the topic.


The poster offered here shows evidence-based strategies about how to avoid blood sugar spikes.  It does not constitute medical or dietary advice, and – as always – we recommend consulting with a trained healthcare professional before making any changes to your diet.