Bananas pack a punch when it comes to fiber, vitamins and minerals. But they also carry the bane of every diabetic- carbs and sugars. The American Diabetes Association believes bananas can be good for diabetics, if eaten in moderation. Underripe bananas are recommended. Eat different fruits and distribute your banana-eating through the day so that it doesn't wreak havoc on your sugar levels.
Exercise to burn sugar for fuel and to increase insulin sensitivity. Avoid carbs and stock up on soluble fibre-rich foods to regulate your sugar spikes. Stay hydrated to prevent your liver from producing sugar. Chew slowly, eat chromium and magnesium-rich foods (with low glycemic indices), and reduce your portion size. Glucagon and cortisol spike sugar - avoid stress and sleep well.
Supplemental chromium has beneficial effects on HbA1c, glucose, insulin, and cholesterol variables. Banaba extract has an “insulin-like principle” and ability to reduce blood sugar. The herb Gymnema Sylvestre is capable of lowering blood glucose levels. Bitter melon can significantly improve glucose tolerance and Grape Seed Extract improves venous blood flow.
Meditation reduces cortisol levels. -Stress stimulates production of cortisol, decreases the monthly surge of luteinizing hormone (LH) which is responsible for triggering ovulation. Meditation helps reduce this. It also reduces insulin resistance and improves sex hormone balance both of which equally contribute to one's fertility.
Diabetes has emerged as a detrimental disease in the modern world. Unhealthy eating habits and stress is seen as major cause for rise in number of Diabetic patients. The disease is not restricted to developed countries alone. WHO projected India as the fastest growing diabetic population till 2025. Ayurveda’s Theory[.....]
Type 2 diabetes is characterized by a lack of or under-utilization of the hormone insulin and increase in blood glucose levels. Have bitter gourd, amla, and the seeds of parslane to regenerate insulin. Jambul, black and Bengal gram, fenugreek seeds, and grapefruit can all maintain a healthy blood glucose level by either checking the conversion of starch into glucose or helping the body use glucose better.
Is Jaggery Good for Diabetics? The answer, sadly for all those diabetics who consume jaggery as a safe sugar “substitute”, is: JAGGERY IS NOT SAFE FOR DIABETICS. Jaggery has immense medicinal value and has been used in Ayurvedic Science as a sweetener which purifies blood, aids digestion, improves lung health,[.....]
Fenugreek is an annual plant in the family Fabaceae, also known as Trigonella foenum-graecum, Greek hay seed, and bird’s foot, is an herb that is commonly found growing in the Mediterranean region of the world. While the seeds and leaves are primarily used as a culinary spice, it is also[.....]
Benefits of Triphala Churna: Rich in antioxidants, calms Kapha and Pita, treats diabetes, cures skin diseases, improves taste and eye sight, treats chronic fever, relieves laziness, treats obesity. Ingredients: Amla, Haritaki and Vibhitaki. Dosage: 1 – 3 grams with honey, ghee or warm water, before food. Triphala tablets and capsules - 1 - 2 tablets once or twice a day, before food.
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