India is the Diabetic capital of the world. Being so widespread, the management of such a disease has always been an area of interest for scientists. Time and again researches are being conducted on various natural foods, ingredients, herbs or spices that can significantly lower the blood sugar levels. Home remedies work the best when it comes to managing a disease that demands lifestyle changes.
Have a look at these home remedies to treat Diabetes:
Bitter is the ‘sweet’
Bitter gourd is a potent blood sugar lowering agent. Literally called Karela, it has a chemical called ‘Charantin’ which influences the secretion of insulin from the pancreas and also sensitises the body towards insulin. It doesn’t mean that having bitter gourd means no need of consuming glucose-lowering drugs or insulin. But rather supplement your diet with bitter gourd daily. Consuming bitter gourd juice early morning has also benefited for a Diabetic.
Spun the diet with ‘cinnamon’
Cinnamon, commonly called dalchini stimulates the activity of insulin. The functional antioxidants present in cinnamon which have blood glucose lowering effects are cinnamaldehyde, cinnamic acid, cinnamate and essential oils. Add cinnamon to tea, desserts and smoothies. Also include this in diet by mixing ½ to 1 teaspoon of cinnamon in warm water.
Deed of ‘fenugreek seed’
This high fibre seed is a boon for diabetics. Eating fenugreek seeds slows down the digestion, so that sugar get absorbed slowly. Soak two tablespoons of fenugreek seeds in water overnight and drink the water along with seeds in the morning on an empty stomach.
Merry with ‘Indian gooseberry’
This Vitamin C rich fruit is a potent Diabetes fighter. Take 2-3 amla fruits, remove the seeds and make a paste of it. Then put it in a cloth and squeeze out the juice. Mix two tablespoon juice in one cup water and drink daily.
Power of ‘Jamun’
Every part of jamun plant, may it be leaves, berries or seeds. Each part acts as a super food for Diabetics. Make a powder of dried seeds of jamun fruit and eat this with water twice a day.
The final word
Uncontrolled diabetes increases the risk of various diseases. However, eating foods that help keep sugar, insulin and inflammation under control can dramatically reduce the risk of developing Diabetes.