In 2014, 29.1 million people are currently living with diabetes and its life altering symptoms.
Worst of all, approximately eight million people suffering this disease are undiagnosed. Up to 27% of people with diabetes are living completely unaware that they have such a serious disease.
There is no known cure for diabetes. You can only find solace by learning how to manage your blood sugar levels. Understanding how your diet affects your sugar levels is the key to being able to live a normal life.
People with type 1 diabetes require insulin shots or insulin pumps to survive. Those diagnosed with type 2 can keep their blood sugar levels at the right level by adopting a healthy and holistic diet.
If you have diabetes, adopting a healthy natural diet is the key to improve your quality of life by regulating your blood sugar levels.
Here are my top 5 five foods to help you manage the symptoms of diabetes naturally.
5 Foods to Regulate Your Blood Sugar
1. Indian Gooseberry
Amla, also known as Indian gooseberry, contains a healthy dose of ascorbic acid, which is a form of vitamin C. Indian gooseberry helps your digestive by increasing the rate by which you absorb nutrients.
You can incorporate Amla into your diet by mixing a tablespoon of its fruit juice in a glass of water, I’d recommend trying to at least drinking one of these per day.
2. Aloe Vera
Yup, aloe vera is so much more than a remedy for sunburns. Most importantly, it helps your body digest nutrients and how you metabolize certain foods. Aloe vera gel contains powerful phytosterols that possibly posses anti-hyperglycemic effects for type 2 diabetes.
It’s relatively easy to incorporate this into your daily diet, before lunch and dinner simply mix two teaspoons of ground bay leaves, one teaspoon of turmeric, and one teaspoon of aloe vera gel into a glass of water, and enjoy!
3. Mango Leaves
The benefits of mango leaves for regulating blood sugar consist in their ability to regulate and lower blood sugar levels in your body. They might be connected in the improvement of blood lipid profiles.
Leave 10 to 14 mango leaves soaking in a glass of water overnight. In the morning, it’s just a matter of filtering out the water and drinking it.
Make sure you drink this on an empty stomach in the morning to maximize its effects.
Even if you don’t have diabetes, drinking the correct daily amount of water is crucial to your health. To someone diagnosed with diabetes, drinking a daily 2.5 liters of water will greatly help your blood mobilize sugar.
By making guava part of your daily diet, you’ll be able to get a healthy amount of vitamin C and fiber. In turn this helps maintain a healthy blood sugar levels throughout the day.
One thing, people with diabetes should make sure to peel the skin when they’re eating guava because it can hinder their blood sugar regulation.
By incorporating these foods into your diet you’ll be able to mitigate the impact diabetes could possibly have on your life. More importantly, it will help improve your quality of life naturally.
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