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Diabetes refers to a condition in which a person develops high levels of glucose in the blood. It is considered one of the deadliest health epidemics today and one of the leading causes of death in the world. Broadly speaking, it is presented as a disorder that affects insulin and blood sugar levels. Fortunately, every day new data are revealed about the best treatment, which is based on the balance of several factors: adequate medical monitoring, changes in lifestyle and diet, and some complementary therapies, such as the consumption of herbs and supplements that can be of great help.
The data does not lie: It is estimated that in the United States, the prevalence of diabetes is 6.6% among the population aged 20 to 74 years, and this percentage will continue to rise to 10% in the coming years. In addition, it is estimated that the deaths of American patients with diabetes account for 15% to 20% of all deaths in the population over 25 years of age, and these figures are doubled in patients over 40 years of age.
Considering that diabetics are prone to spikes in blood glucose, it is worth knowing some of the best natural remedies to lower blood sugar quickly and effectively.
1. Hojas de neem
The neem leaf, although it stands out for its bitter taste, is an effective remedy to treat diabetes, as it is loaded with flavonoids, triterpenoids, antiviral compounds, and glycosides, which can help control blood sugar levels. It is recommended to use neem powder dissolved in infusions, juices and smoothies, the only thing you will have to do is take some dried neem leaves and grind them in the blender until it becomes a fine and smooth powder. Consuming this powder twice a day is a great ally to keep glucose levels at bay.
2. Aloe vera
Aloe vera is one of the most popular medicinal plants, in principle it is considered the best ally to treat various skin conditions and other genius. However, one of its greatest medicinal qualities is associated with its properties to slow the progress of type 2 diabetes. According to a recent report, aloe vera helps protect and repair the beta cells of the pancreas that produce insulin, which researchers believe is directly related to its powerful antioxidant effects. Among the ways most recommended by experts to consume aloe vera and improve the treatment of diabetes is: el use of its pulp in the preparation of morning juices and smoothies and also, through the consumption of capsules as a dietary supplement.
3. Sage tea
Sage is one of the most valued aromatic plants since ancient times for its therapeutic properties: digestive, stimulating, astringent, tonic and above all hypoglycemic. A great and very accessible home remedy to control glucose is to bet on an infusion of sage leaves, it is of great help to decrease altered blood sugar levels. In fact, it is one of the drinks that specialists recommend the most to control diabetes, it is a good ally to reduce the risk of prediabetes and regulates blood glucose peaks very effectively.
4. Cinnamon tea
Cinnamon helps the body use sugar, reducing its amount in the blood, helping to control insulin and glucose resistance in diabetes. The truth is that cinnamon is one of the most famous and used spices in the world, it is obtained from the bark of a tree and it is one of the most aromatic ingredients that exist. Although it is known for adding sweetness to all kinds of dishes without the need to add additional sugar, it is also highly valued for its medicinal properties and among the main ones are its benefits for improving symptoms of type 2 diabetes. In fact, there are numerous scientific studies in which its qualities are proven to control typical aspects of diabetes: balancing high glucose levels, improves insulin sensitivity, reduces lipids or fats in the blood, regulates blood pressure and enhances digestion. Specifically, a recent study found that consuming cinnamon in the morning is a great habit to lower fasting blood glucose.
Fenugreek, scientifically known as Trigonella foenum-graecum, is a medicinal plant that has a strong effect in controlling blood sugar levels, as it has in its seeds an active substance known as 4-hydroxyleucine. Which according to science has the ability to increase the production of insulin by the pancreas, which lowers the high blood glucose levels common in diabetes. Another of the great benefits of fenugreek is that has the virtue of delaying the emptying of the stomach, decrease the absorption of carbohydrates and promote optimal use of glucose by the body, all these factors lower blood glucose.
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Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.