Best Home Remedies To Treat Diabetes

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The elevated sugar in the blood is called diabetes. There are two primary reasons behind diabetes – one is when our body stops producing insulin and second is when the body does not respond to insulin that is produced by the body. Insulin is broken down by the body and used as energy, which is transported to the cells.

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To treat diabetes, there are some foods that need to be eliminated from your everyday diet. Some foods impact negatively to your diabetes, therefore, they need to go bye bye!

WHAT NOT TO EAT:

1. Refined Sugar:

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Refined sugar is bad for health, whether you are diabetic or not. Unless it is consumed in its most natural form. Refined sugar spikes the blood sugar rapidly. Sometimes, even honey can cause a sudden spike in the levels of blood sugar. Therefore, it is best to avoid refined sugar at all costs.

2. Whole Grains:

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Grains that have gluten in them should be avoided. Gluten is associated with diabetes as its intake can cause leaky gut leading to inflammation which in turn can lead to auto immune diseases.

3. Cow’s Milk:

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Just like whole grains, cow milk can trigger the immune system which can also lead to inflammation. Milk coming from goat or sheep is not harmful in fact it helps to maintain the blood sugar level. But cow’s milk can be dangerous if you are suffering from diabetes.

4. Genetically Modified (GMO) Foods:

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GM Foods have the capability to promote diabetes along with causing liver and kidney diseases. Whether you are diabetic or not, avoid GM foods at all cost. Go for products which are labeled as GMO-Free.

WHAT TO EAT?

1. Cinnamon:

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Cinnamon contains a bioactive compound that can help to fight and prevent diabetes. Cinnamon is known to stimulate insulin activity and thus regulate the blood sugar level.

How to consume cinnamon:

Mix half or one teaspoon of grounded cinnamon with warm water and have it once daily.

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Boil cinnamon sticks in 2 glasses of water. Let it cool and have it daily.

2. Aloe Vera:

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Usually, aloe vera is used for beauty purposes but it has anti-inflammatory properties to heal wounds. Due to its anti inflammatory properties, it is said to control the blood sugar levels.

3. Black Plum aka Jamun:

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Jamun and its leaves have proven to lower blood sugar levels. Consuming 100 grams of Jamun everyday is said to show tremendous improvement in blood sugars.

4. Vitamin C:

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Vitamin C is not only good for skin but also for diabetes. Studies have shows that consuming 600 mg of vitamin C daily can improve the blood sugar. Diabetic patients should consume foods rich in vitamin C like amla, orange, tomato and blueberry.

5. Bitter Gourd:

Bitter Gourd is also known as Bitter Melon and is very popular for home remedies. It contains Charatin and Momordicin which aid in the prevention of diabetes.

How to consume bitter gourd:

  • Bitter gourd juice may definitely not be your favourite drink for the summer, but it is one of the best home remedies to control diabetes.

  • A glass of bitter gourd juice (without seeds) every morning is very effective when it comes to controlling your blood glucose levels.

6. Gooseberry aka Amla:

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Studies show that the polyphenol rich fruit has properties that protect the body from the oxidative properties of high blood sugar levels.

How to consume Amla:

  • Take 2-3 gooseberries and remove the seeds.

  • Grind it into a fine paste.

  • Put the paste in a cloth and squeeze out the juice.

  • Mix two tablespoon of the juice in one cup of water and drink it daily on an empty stomach.

7. Mango Leaves:

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Mango leaves are a great remedy for sugar control. They reduce glucose absorption in the gastrointestinal tract, giving them their sugar lowering properties.

How to consume mango leaves:

  • Boil 15 fresh mango leaves in 1 glass of water.

  • Leave overnight.

  • Filter this water and drink first thing in the morning.

8. Bay Leaves:

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Bay leaves or taiz patta has powerful benefits for diabetes, heart health, and much more. Studies showed significant reductions (about 20-26%) in plasma glucose levels for patients who consumed bay leaves for one month.

How to consume bay leaves:

  • Mix 1/2 teaspoon of ground bay leaf and 1/2 teaspoon turmeric in 1 tablespoon aloe vera gel.

  • Take this mixture two times a day before lunch and dinner.

And last but not least, exercise! One of the main reasons of diabetes is being overweight. Any kind of physical activity is a must to improve your blood sugar levels. Even just walking everyday will help maintain your weight and reduce sugar levels tremendously.