Home Remedies for Diabetes:
What is Diabetes?It is a chronic disease that occurs when your blood glucose or blood sugar exceeds uncontrollably. Blood sugar is the primary source that helps develop energy in your body from the food you consume. Also, a hormone called insulin that your pancreas secretes gets into the cells of your body to generate the energy.
In the condition, your body does not produce required insulin or does not utilize it appropriately. In this case, glucose remains in the blood and does not reach to the cells - that contribute to various health ailments.
Diabetes Type 1Your body does not produce insulin in this condition. It occurs when your immune system dismantles the cells present in the pancreas that contributes to insulin development.
Diabetes Type 2It is the most common type of diabetes where your body does not utilize or generate insulin as it is required. It can occur at any age. However, senior or middle-aged people get affected by it frequently.
Gestational DiabetesWomen encounter gestational diabetes during pregnancy. It goes away after the birth of the baby. However, those women are prone to developing type 2 diabetes in their middle age.
Signs And Symptoms Of Diabetes* Frequent thirst
* Frequent urination
* Frequent hunger
* Blurred vision
* Wounds that don’t heal
GINGERAdding more ginger to your daily diet could help to ward off insulin resistance (a precursor to diabetes in which the body stops responding properly to insulin or makes insufficient insulin) or diabetes. A study published in the journal Complementary Therapies in Medicine, demonstrated the effectiveness of ginger supplementation on diabetes and insulin resistance. You can add fresh ginger to soups, curries or make a batch of tea with it; however you may need to supplement with it too to obtain the study results, which were obtained with supplementation of one gram capsules three times daily. Take with food.
EXERCISEModerate to vigorous exercise that includes both cardio and strength building components are great ways to keep the body fit. Exercise can also contribute to a more positive outlook on life, which can boost the immune system, provide capacity for healthier coping strategies, and decrease stress. Yoga, hiking, and jogging are all good options. To boost your metabolism, make sure your work-outs incorporate strength training. It is also far more effective to incorporate high intensity interval workouts to your regime, such as sprinting and HIIT workouts.
ALCOHOLAlcohol consumption is directly related to diabetes. Alcohol not only damages your liver but also attacks the pancreas that produces insulin. Diabetes is linked with consumption of heavy alcohol which is two to three glasses a day. Beer should especially be avoided as it has a lot of carbohydrates.
GMO FOODSGMO corn, soy and canola have been linked to kidney and liver disease and may promote diabetes. I suggest removing all GMO foods and all packaged foods from your diet. Opt for products that are labeled organic or GMO-free.
FISH OILTaking a fish oil supplement can help improve markers of diabetes by reducing triglyceride levels and raising HDL cholesterol levels. Research published in the Journal of Research in Medical Sciences shows that omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil are necessary for proper insulin function, preventing insulin intolerance and reducing inflammation. To use fish oil as a natural remedy for diabetes, take 1,000 milligrams daily.
GUAVADue to its vitamin C and high fiber content, eating guava can be really helpful in maintaining the blood sugar level. It is best for diabetics not to eat the skin of the fruit so peel it first. However, too much consumption of guava in a day is not recommended.
NUTSNuts contain healthy fats, vitamins, fiber and lots of minerals such as magnesium and vitamin E that can stabilize your blood sugar level. Nuts help reduce insulin resistance and fight heart disease. Those who are diabetic, or those who want to avoid Type 2 diabetes, must eat nuts on regular basis. Nuts of all sorts - walnuts, pecans, almonds, peanuts and so on - are great for controlling blood sugar. It’s best to soak the nuts in water overnight, which helps neutralize their enzyme inhibitors. In the morning, remove the nuts from the water and have it.
GARLICGarlic also helps maintain healthy blood sugar levels in diabetic people, thanks to its anti-diabetic and hypolipidemic properties. It contains sulfur compounds that protect against oxidative damage and even high cholesterol. According to a 2011 study published in the Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, garlic supplementation with standard anti-diabetic agent provides better blood sugar control in Type 2 diabetics. A 2014 study published in the Journal of Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders suggests that garlic can help treat diabetes and related cardiovascular diseases.
* Eat 2 or 3 raw garlic cloves daily on an empty stomach.
* Also, include garlic in your cooking or take a supplement after consulting a doctor.
FLAX SEEDS (Alsi)Due to their high fibre content flaxseeds help digestion and aid in the proper absorption of fats and sugars. Consuming flax seed helps reduce a diabetic’s postprandial sugar level by almost 28 percent.
Tip: Consume one tablespoon of ground flaxseed powder every morning on an empty stomach with a glass of warm water. However, do not have more than 2 tablespoons per day, as it can be detrimental to your health.
GREEN TEAUnlike other tea leaves, green tea is unfermented and is high in polyphenol content. Polyphenol is a strong antioxidant and hypo-glycaemic compound that helps control the release of blood sugars and helps the body use insulin better.
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