These remedies for diabetes and lowering blood sugar levels are suitable for healthy people, as well as for type 1 and type 2 diabetics. People who do not suffer from diabetes must maintain a proper diet to find and prevent it.
Insulin is a hormone that the pancreas produces naturally and that is responsible for regulating the level of glucose we have in the blood and its passage to the cells of the body. When the pancreas is unable to produce the necessary amounts of insulin, we are faced with the condition known as diabetes. Next, we are going to propose some natural remedies that will help you treat diabetes.
Blood sugar and diabetes.
The blood sugar level indicates how high the amount of glucose is in the blood. Glucose in the blood is an important source of energy for our body, especially the brain and red blood cells obtain their energy from glucose.
The level of sugar in the blood is mainly regulated by the two hormones insulin and glucagon. While insulin lowers blood sugar, glucagon boosts it. In addition to glucagon, adrenaline, cortisol, and thyroid hormones can contribute to an increase in blood sugar levels.
Insulin lowers the level of sugar in the blood by transporting glucose from the blood to the cells. Glucose is stored or converted into energy, especially in liver and muscle cells. Through this process, the blood sugar level is lowered again.
In diabetes, however, this mechanism is altered. Although there is a lack of insulin in type 1 diabetics, in type 2 diabetics enough insulin is produced, however, the insulin can no longer transport glucose to the cells. In both cases, there is a permanently high blood sugar level. This can lead to serious long-term damage to the nerves and vessels, as well as the eyes and kidneys. Here are some natural remedies that can help you to treat diabetes effectively.
Natural remedies for diabetes.
In general, people with diabetes need to take medications to regulate blood sugar levels or inject insulin (especially in the case of young children). But it is often possible to lower blood sugar levels in a natural way. Here are some tips on how to lower blood sugar levels with some foods. However, these foods are also recommended for those who do not have diabetes, in order to prevent it.
Cinnamon makes our body respond better to insulin. To do this we must mix half a teaspoon of cinnamon with two tablespoons of butter (especially effective is peanut butter) and pour it over an apple cut into pieces. The other option we have is to buy cinnamon extract, which we can get at any herbalist, and take a couple of doses of 500 milligrams a day. The use of natural cinnamon is always more advisable.
This substance is very beneficial for diabetic people due to its high fiber content, which helps our body regulate blood sugar levels and stimulates our metabolism. The recipe for this remedy consists of adding one or two tablespoons of this cereal in a glass of juice or water and taking it during breakfast.
Cod liver oil.
Several studies have shown that cod liver oil is excellent for making our body absorb fat better, and therefore, it will help us maintain acceptable glucose levels. In these cases, it is better to ask our trusted doctor about the doses that are most appropriate for us.
Green leafy vegetables.
Spinach is very nutritious, it contains vitamins among which vitamin A, B2, B6, C, E and K stand out. It is a highly nutritious food since the contribution of vitamin A provides a very important reinforcement to diabetes, it helps to eyesight, gives the skin a better appearance and helps to deal with infections. They are a source of minerals: iron, calcium, sodium, phosphorus, magnesium and potassium. This makes spinach a natural remedy for diabetes.
Artichokes have a series of properties that help our body stabilize its blood sugar, so its intake is highly recommended for people suffering from diabetes. As many people do not like its texture, one option we have is to cook it for at least an hour and then drink the resulting broth. One glass a day will be more than enough.
Some juices will help us fight diabetes in an effective and delicious way. In addition, they provide a series of nutrients that will be very positive for the general health of our body. In this sense, we suggest that you put a carrot in the blender accompanied by two branches of celery and a small peeled potato. You have to drink it at the moment so that the juice does not lose vitamins.
Pay attention to what you drink.
Not only food, but also certain beverages can raise blood sugar levels. These are mainly drinking that are high in sugar, they include, for example, many fruit juices with added sugar and sugary soft drinks.
On the other hand, mineral water or unsweetened tea are ideal for diabetics. Tea, especially green tea, has a particularly positive effect on blood sugar level. Green tea has been shown in scientific studies to lower blood sugar. In this way, green tea helps prevent diabetes, but it can also have a positive effect on existing diseases.