World Diabetes Day observed on November 14 highlights the need to take the necessary measures to control and prevent diabetes. Diabetes requires proper management of blood sugar levels to control the serious complications associated with it. Diabetes can be controlled with simple changes in diet and lifestyle. Some foods can work wonders to control blood sugar levels. These foods can naturally help you control your blood sugar and facilitate diabetes control. Here are some home remedies that can help you naturally control your blood sugar. These remedies can be combined with your medications and a healthy lifestyle.
World Diabetes Day 2019: home remedies to control blood sugar levels
one) Dr. Nisha Manikantan He explains, "The herbs that can help with glucose metabolism are strawberry berries and haldi or turmeric. If you take turmeric, amla and karela, there are many combinations with these medications that are healthy. Simple mixture of amla and turmeric in the ratio of 2: 1 it can work wonders.
Home remedies for diabetes: you can add turmeric to your diet for better diabetes control
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2) Mango leaves It can also help you control blood sugar levels. According to experts, mango leaf extract (Mangiferin) has the ability to inhibit the alpha glucosidase enzyme that produces controlled blood sugar levels. However, more research is needed to testify to what extent they are beneficial.
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3) Cinnamon It is another spice other than turmeric that can help you control blood sugar naturally. Cinnamon controls the activity of insulin. It can be added to your diabetic diet in several ways. Once you can consult your doctor to know the correct dose.
4. Flax seeds are extremely healthy and a good source of fiber. Flax seeds are a powerful source of antioxidants. It improves insulin resistance. The presence of fiber and antioxidants make flax seeds good for diabetics.
5) Fenugreek commonly known as methi It contains many medicinal properties. It also helps control blood sugar levels. Studies have also highlighted the benefits of fenugreek seed and water for diabetics.
Diabetes diet: studies have shown the benefits of fenugreek seeds and water to control blood sugar levels
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Dr. Manikantan also explains how diabetics can deal with the craving for sugar: "Diabetics can make desserts based on fruits or figs. But that should also be consumed within the limits. In addition, we allow honey for diabetic patients because honey does not ". do no harm. "
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"Usually, we allow all vegetables and fruits," says Dr. Manikantan, "there are certain fruits that are really good for diabetes such as berries, pomegranates. Amla is a medication that triggers insulin secretion. Diet for diabetics it is not simple, there are certain fruits that can cause an insulin spike immediately, but in the long term they do not cause damage, for example, we allow an apple a day, even fruits such as mangoes and bananas that have a high glycemic index, We recommend that you take it in limited quantities What we have seen is, if we maintain many restrictions on foods that increase stress, therefore, you do not have to avoid anything, but keep it in very limited quantities. jamun (bitter juice and Indian blackberry) too. Both bitter orange and Indian blackberry can regulate sugar. "
Diabetes diet: diabetics can add citrus foods to their diet in restricted quantities
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(Dr. Nisha Manikantan, Senior Resident Ayurvedic Physician at Sri Sri Ayurveda Hospital of Art of Living)
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