The number of people developing diabetes globally has reached epidemic proportions. And India might have been the worst hit in Asia Pacific, with the International Diabetes Federation projecting the number of Indians with diabetes to hit 123 million by 2040. Apart from the alarming numbers, the complications of undiagnosed diabetes is frightening. Blindness, renal failure, heart disease, stroke, and foot amputation are the dire realities of diabetes left unmanaged. However, when diagnosed and managed properly, diabetes shouldn’t affect the quality of your life. Plenty manage and reverse their diabetes through lifestyle changes alone, as lifelong medication for diabetes can come with its own sets of complications.
Classified as a lifestyle disorder, diabetes can also be genetic. By rethinking your diet, sleep pattern, unhealthy habits and managing stress - diabetes can be controlled to a large extend.
Below are few completely natural ingredients/remedies to include in your lifestyle which can help maintain healthy levels of blood sugar.
Bittergourd’s ability to lower hyperglycemia (increase in sugar levels) has been scientifically proven. Rich in plant insulin-polypeptide-P, bitter gourd also contains two very essential compounds called charatin and momordicin, which are the key compounds in lowering one’s blood sugar levels.
Fenugreek is a staple in Indian households. The fiber in fenugreek along with other chemicals, slow digestion and the body's absorption of carbohydrates and sugar. It further helps control diabetes, improve glucose tolerance, lower blood sugar levels and stimulate the secretion of glucose-dependent insulin.
Garlic is thought to offer antioxidant properties and micro-circulatory effects. Although few studies have directly linked garlic with insulin and blood glucose levels, results have been positive. Scientists found that moderate amounts of garlic supplements could offer benefits to diabetes patients, and that raw or cooked garlic or aged garlic extract can help to regulate blood glucose and potentially stop or lower the effects of some diabetes complications, as well as fighting infections, reducing bad cholesterol and aiding blood flow.
Widely accepted as an energy booster, drumstick or moringa oleifera leaves are also known for their ability to maintain blood sugar levels. Nutrients present in moringa leaves increases insulin secretion in the body. Moreover, the leaves are also rich in antioxidants and have anti-inflammatory properties.
Gluco Balance from Curegarden contains a blend of three clinically proven ingredients – turmeric (BCM-95®), amla (Indian gooseberry) and pterocarpus (East Indian Kino) and these help the body keep the blood sugar in balance. By modulating the pathways that lead to insulin resistance, Gluco Balance improves the sensitivity of receptors to insulin. Amla is well known for its antioxidant properties and it inhibits oxidative stress. By preventing the formation of free radicals, amla helps manage blood sugar imbalance related complications in various body organs. Pterocarpus marsupium or the Indian Kino tree is amongst the most widely studied plants in relation to blood sugar imbalance. Pterocarpus regenerates beta cells that produce insulin in the pancreas.
Highly bioavailable Turmeric extract or (BCM-95®) is a component of Gluco Balance. It helps improve hyperglycemia conditions and whole body insulin resistance. Furthermore, it helps mitigate diabetes related complications such as breakdown of eye tissue, potential brain damage, neuropathy, and heart disease. As an all-natural product, gluco balance helps maintain healthy blood sugar levels and normal insulin support without any side effects. Although, if you are already under medications always talk to your doctor before starting any supplement.
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