Last updated on 29th Oct 2021 - By Dwayne Michaels

Top ways to improve Diabetes

1. Ginger:

Ginger

Consuming ginger regularly helps in reducing the blood sugar levels and regulate insulin. Raw ginger is composed of 79% water, 18% carbohydrates, 2% protein, and 1% fat. In 100 grams (a standard amount used to compare with other foods), raw ginger supplies 333 kilojoules (80 kilocalories) of food energy and contains moderate amounts of vitamin B6 (12% of the Daily Value, DV) and the dietary minerals, magnesium (12% DV) and manganese (11% DV), but otherwise is low in nutrient content. For diabetes problem, take an inch of ginger and bring it to a boil with a cup of water in a saucepan. Simmer for 5 minutes and strain. Drink this 1 to 2 times daily.

2. Cinnamon:

Cinnamon

Cinnamon controls diabetes and alleviates blood sugar levels in the body by trigeering insulin activity. Cinnamon is a spice obtained from the inner bark of several tree species from the genus Cinnamomum. Cinnamon is used mainly as an aromatic condiment and flavouring additive in a wide variety of cuisines, sweet and savoury dishes, breakfast cereals, snackfoods, tea and traditional foods. Many studies have shown that it helps in reducing oxidative stress which plays an important role in lowering blood sugar levels in cases of type-2 diabetes. Add half a teaspoon of cinnamon powder in a cup of warm water and drink it daily. You can also add cinnamon to tea, smoothies and desserts. In this way, the addition of cinnamon into your food items has proven to be an effective diabetes remedy.

3. Aloe vera:

Aloe Vera

The plant which origins from Africa, is of a lot of help to diabetic patients. Aloe vera is a common plant which grows wild in tropical, semi-tropical, and arid climates around the world. Many people are aware of its benefits for skin care, but it may also have other benefits, including slowing the progress of type 2 diabetes. One review, looked at the use of aloe vera to treat symptoms of diabetes in rats. Findings suggested that aloe vera might help protect and repair the beta cells in the pancreas that produce insulin. The researchers believed this might be due to aloe’s antioxidant effects. Aloe is also used in many consumer products, including beverages, skin lotion, cosmetics, ointments or in the form of gel for minor burns and sunburns.

4. Water:

Water

For people with diabetes, the risk of dehydration is greater. When it comes to hydration, water is the best option for people with diabetes. The bodies of people with diabetes require more fluid when blood glucose levels are high. This can lead to the kidneys attempting to excrete excess sugar through urine. So the higher your blood glucose, the more fluids you should drink, which is why thirst is one of the main symptoms of diabetes. A 2011 study suggested that when water intake is increased, this could prevent or delay the onset of hyperglycemia and subsequent diabetes. Participants that consumed more than one litre of water per day had a 28 per cent lower risk of developing new onset hyperglycemia, compared to those drinking less than 500ml of water per day.

5. Bitter melon:

Bitter Melon

Bitter melon, is a medicinal fruit. Practitioners of traditional Chinese and Indian medicine have used bitter melon for centuries. Bitter melon is generally consumed cooked in the green or early yellowing stage. The young shoots and leaves of the bitter melon may also be eaten as greens. The fruit is very bitter raw and can be soaked in cold water and drained to remove some of those strong flavours. Some scientists have been looking into its potential medicinal uses. There is some evidence that bitter melon may help with the symptoms of diabetes. One review has noted that people have used many parts of the plant to help treat diabetes. Bitter melon tea is also a good option for diabetes patients. Bitter melon tea, also known as gohyah tea, is an herbal tea made from an infusion of dried slices of the bitter melon. It is sold as a medicinal tea, and a culinary vegetable.

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