Home Remedies for Diabetes

Diabetes

Although it may seem implausible, it has been determined that the effectiveness of natural or home remedies is much greater than that of pharmaceutical treatments, which product of its synthetic nature can generate all kinds of side effects harmful to health, such as dependence or addiction.

Such is the case with medications to control blood sugar, which make people who have it insulin-dependent in the long term.

Home Remedies for Diabetes

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That’s why many people are starting to “go back to the roots”. In ancient times, people consumed herbs or made their medicines from plants to heal their wounds, and in fact, they were in excellent health.

With the passage of time these ancestral knowledge were forgotten for the sake of “progress”, which has caused health to depend largely on pharmacological treatments that can do a lot of damage.

There is no need for statistical data to show that indigenous peoples enjoy much greater longevity and health than do people in cities.

Unfortunately, medications to control diabetes (because there is no cure for this disease) are extremely expensive and each day the number of people who suffer from it increases progressively, as it happens that the foods that most favor the diagnosis and suffering of diabetes are the most harmful and those that people consume the most.

The following will present several healthy, home-made alternatives for treating diabetes and managing it even more effectively than is achieved with pharmacological medications.

Cinnamon

Cinnamon tea is extremely beneficial in combating diabetes. Cinnamon has many anti-glycemic properties, which is why it is one of the most powerful elements to consider if you want to control blood sugar levels.

Cinnamon helps the body make real use of sugar by controlling insulin and glucose resistance. It can be used as a substitute for sugar in some cases such as coffee, as it has a sweet taste.  You can put a piece of cinnamon in the water for flavor.

Coffee

It has been determined that coffee can be widely beneficial in controlling and preventing diabetes, especially type 2 diabetes only if consumed without sugar. Recent studies have revealed that consuming three cups of sugar-free coffee a day can be beneficial in stabilizing blood sugar levels.

Tincture of coffee beans is equally beneficial for diabetics.

Garlic

Garlic is commonly used as a spice that gives excellent flavor to foods. However, studies conducted by the Beltsville Human Agriculture Department and Nutrition Center in the United States have shown that this bulb has all kinds of health benefits, including the treatment of diabetes.

Garlic is capable of vertiginously reducing excess blood sugar and stimulates insulin production, increasing insulin levels in the bloodstream. This way, diabetes can be controlled. It can be consumed in food, or as if it were a pill.

Although its taste can become unpleasant if eaten raw and can cause bad breath, taking the necessary precautions when eating it will benefit health.

Ginseng

There are different types of ginseng, but the one that contains favorable properties for the treatment and prevention of diabetes is the one that occurs in the American continent.

This powerful tuber is able to reduce blood glucose levels, especially after meals and on an empty stomach if consumed in tea.

The prolonged use of Ginseng is extremely beneficial for the organism. This has been proven by doing the glycosyllabic hemoglobin test, which is used to measure the amount of sugar in the blood over a prolonged period of time, not less than five months.

Apple Vinegar

Apple vinegar contains properties that make it a powerful ally in fighting and controlling diabetes. This vinegar has extremely positive effects in reducing blood glucose levels.

Eating two tablespoons of apple vinegar before bedtime helps reduce blood glucose levels by about 5%. It can also cause a feeling of fullness in the person who consumes it, which favors weight loss.

Obesity and overweight can lead to consequences such as diabetes, so it is advisable to eat a balanced diet, accompanied by this powerful condiment.

Aloe Vera

The phytosterols contained in Aloe Vera have anti-glycemic characteristics, which makes this plant a fundamental additive to the diet of a diabetic. Studies indicate that it is especially beneficial in combating type 2 diabetes.

Juices and Aloe Vera infusion can be prepared to improve blood sugar levels for good health.

Infusions of tea leaves

There are many herbs that can help control blood sugar levels, as their hypoglycemic properties help with glucose regulation.

Carqueja

Leaves such as carqueja are excellent for tea infusions because of these characteristics.

Cow’s foot

If you suffer from insufficient insulin, experts recommend consuming cow’s feet, which contain protein that performs a similar action to insulin, helping to control glucose levels.

Sage

Sage tea is excellent for controlling diabetes because of its hypoglycemic action in the body. It is capable not only of regulating sugar levels in diabetics, but also of regulating, reducing and controlling sugar levels in cases of pre-diabetes.

Bitter melon

Bitter melon is also excellent for fighting and preventing diabetes, because thanks to its hypoglycemic properties can naturally reduce blood sugar levels, avoiding the consumption of pharmacological drugs.

Chancapiedra

Chancapiedra is characterized by containing aqueous extracts containing hypoglycemic elements, so it is very useful to maintain stable blood glucose levels.  It may also be effective in treating other conditions such as kidney stones and gallstones.

Moringa

Moringa also has natural hypoglycemic effects on the body, so it helps control excessive sugar levels in the body.

Green tea

Green tea is an ancient drink that enjoys all kinds of medicinal properties that serve, among many things, to control blood sugar levels, weight control (which directly influences diabetes), tissue regeneration, among many others. It can be prepared in a delicious infusion or as a smoothie.

Turmeric

Cooking with turmeric gives a different flavor to foods, as it is a delicious condiment, which is also capable of acting as a colorant. Extract of this condiment helps reduce the chance of diabetes in prediabetic patients.

Several studies conducted in Thailand showed that this condiment has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that make it a mandatory additive in the diet of diabetics, because these characteristics favor the production of beta cells, which stimulate the production of insulin.

Its antioxidant effects help prevent cancer, especially pancreatic cancer.

Cactus

Nopal is a cactus capable of reducing blood sugar levels. This fruit contains large amounts of fibre, as well as other substances that promote digestion and the elimination of glucose.

Omega 3

Omega 3 is an excellent additive to control not only diabetes, but all types of cardiovascular disease. Polyunsaturated acids are able to help prevent type 2 diabetes and if they do, the patient will prevent or reduce the harmful effects of diabetes on the cardiovascular system.

Humans are not capable of producing polyunsaturated acids naturally. This is available in high quantities in fish such as sardines, also can be purchased in pharmacies or health shops.

Diet and exercise

Experts say that one of the most effective remedies to combat diabetes in addition to implementing different herbs and natural elements in the diet, is a balanced diet in which the consumption of sugars, if not suffering from it, is moderate and if suffering from any of the types of cancer, suppress them as much as possible.

Also, weight loss is critical to reducing the risks of diabetes, so a daily exercise routine will always be beneficial to your health. Cardiovascular exercises such as walking, jogging or cycling are excellent alternatives.

As additional data, specialists recommend not consuming alcoholic beverages (or failing that, consume them in moderation) and substances harmful to health such as tobacco or narcotics as it will help improve quality of life and reduce the likelihood of suffering from diabetes or other disorders.

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