According to WHO, 6% of the world’s adult population i.e. 246 million people are suffering with diabetes, and the shocking fact is an estimated 3.2 million people in the world die due to the disease every year. However, it is preventable and controllable.
Though there are numerous treatments available, the natural remedies can also help in maintaining blood sugar levels under control and in leading healthy life, without making you to pop pills every other day.
1. Bitter gourd Juice
Most of us don’t like the bitter gourd, but isn’t it better than daily medicines? Drinking a cup of bitter gourd juice on an empty stomach in the mornings can prevent diabetes. If you however can’t drink the juice, then try eating them in other form as a snack or fries or in meals, which can also beneficial to your health.
2. Basil Leaves
Basil leaves are packed with potent antioxidants in the form of eugenol, methyl eugenol and caryophyllene, which can relieve you of the stress and prevents from diabetes. The compounds aid in proper function of pancreatic beta cells and pancreatic beta cells. Consume a spoon of basil leaves juice on an empty stomach to lower the blood sugar levels.
3. Flax Seeds
Flax seeds help to stabilize blood glucose and insulin levels, and aids in the proper absorption of fats and sugars. According to a research study, consuming flaxseeds can lower the postprandial sugar level by 28 per cent. Take a spoon of ground flaxseed powder on empty stomach every morning with warm water.
Cinnamon is known to lower blood sugar levels. A research study has found that 1gram cinnamon in the diet for a month can reduce the risks associated with diabetes and heart disease. It helps in protecting the tissue damage and inflammation occurred due to high blood sugar levels.
5. Green Tea
The high polyphenol content in Green Tea, packed with antioxidant and hypoglycaemic effects has the potent to control the release of blood sugars. Green Tea helps the body use insulin better. Drink Green Tea in the morning before you take meals. Alternatively, Black Coffee also cuts the risk of Type 2 diabetes.
6. Fenugreek Seeds
Though Fenugreek alone is not enough, it sure helps in controlling diabetes by lowering blood sugar levels. 2.5–15 grams dose of Fenugreek Seeds is recommended daily for diabetics. Soak fenugreek seeds in water for a whole night and take them in the early morning. However, talk to your doctor before adding fenugreek to your diet as it may interfere with the medications prescribed for diabetes.
7. Indian Gooseberry
Indian gooseberry is one of the natural remedies to control high blood sugar levels. The minerals chromium in Gooseberry can regulate carbohydrate metabolism ad aids in making your body responsive to insulin. Mix Gooseberry juice with turmeric and consume two spoons of it daily.
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