While diabetes can be controlled with medication or insulin, the role of lifestyle changes like eating the right foods (low GI foods) in reasonable portions and physical activity cannot be ignored. Let us have a look at a handful of such remedies to diabetes.
This effective kitchen ingredient speeds up the insulin activity and comprises of a compound which is bioactive in nature. It helps to lower the sugar levels in the bloodstream. It is one of the best ingredients that can avoid diabetes.
A diabetic prone individual should consume one teaspoon of grounded cinnamon mixed with lukewarm water on a daily basis. Another method is to take two glasses of water and boiling it with raw cinnamon, then to consume it after cooling and having it on a daily basis.
Aloe Vera is one of the common plants available in every household and is really helpful in regulating blood sugar levels. Though the taste is bitter still its inflammatory properties have to lead to the control of diabetes. Consuming it with buttermilk can provide a much better taste than consuming it directly.
Indian Black Berry (Jambul)
Jambul quite familiar as Indian blackberry reduces the sugar levels in the bloodstream due to the presence of anthocyanins, ellagic acid; hydrolyzable tannins etc. and regulate blood sugar levels. Jambul comprises of hypoglycemic effects and jambosine. The leaves, seed and berries can be consumed to heal this disease.
Consumption of eatables containing Vitamin C such as tomato, lemon, etc. constitutes citrus acid and helps in reduction of blood sugar levels. It is recommended especially for individuals suffering from chronic diabetes.
It is advisable to consume 600mg of Vitamin C on a regular basis.
Regular intake of cabbage juice or cabbage soup results in a healthy lifestyle and keeps away diabetes. It has the capacity to stimulate insulin and is advised by present-day doctors to fight against diabetes. It also helps in weight reduction and in turn helps to lower glucose levels in blood.
Bitter Gourd is a must have in your diet if you are prone to diabetes. It should be consumed on a regular basis in empty stomach. The seeds should be extracted well and then prepared into a fine blend of juice. Consumption of bitter gourd juice helps in maintaining the metabolism of the body and lowers the sugar levels in the bloodstream.
Consumption of fenugreek seeds stimulate the insulin levels in blood and improve glucose tolerance.
It is suggested to have fenugreek soaked water on an empty stomach every morning and it brings down your blood sugar levels.
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