Type 2 diabetes is a lifestyle disorder. It can be easily controlled with proper changes in lifestyle and medications and in some cases now it is also possible to reverse diabetes.
Along with proper diet, exercise, and medication, it is possible to keep blood sugar levels in check by including certain medicinal herbs in your daily diet.
It is extremely beneficial for hypertension, diabetes as well as weight loss as cinnamon reduces carbohydrate digestion, and hyperglycemia and increases body's sensitivity towards insulin. You can add cinnamon to your morning drink with lemon juice and honey or add a pinch of it to breakfast with plain oatmeal and fresh berries. Such a meal is full of fiber which automatically cuts down the absorption of sugar thereby preventing a rise in blood sugar levels.
Oregano stimulates insulin production through the pancreas as a result of which the desire to eat sweets is reduced. In certain substances present in Oregano the glucose content in body cells is mobilized. Thus, this herb fights high blood sugar levels in two ways.
Research says that when taken on an empty stomach Sage lowers blood sugar considerably. Its effect is very strong this way and it also controls diabetes by improving the production of insulin.
Chewing neem leaves on an empty stomach early in the morning helps controlling diabetes. Ingesting the extract of neem leaves helps the normal functioning of the pancreas and as a result, insulin can be secreted naturally. The leaves of neem also contain a few substances that help in regulating blood sugar.
Extract of Aloe Vera improves body's sensitivity towards insulin and ultimately improves the HbA1C levels in prediabetics and diabetic patients. Capsules of Aloe Vera or juice decrease levels of blood sugar in the body.
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