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7 vegetables to control diabetes

Date :2021-04-20

Overview

 More than 33% of adults aged 65 and above suffer from diabetes, globally. This is due to the changing lifestyle accompanied by stress, mental and physical exertion. And, now more than ever, diabetes has increased in India with over 50 million people suffering from it. So, if you are one of the diabetics - don’t worry, we’ve got you this article that covers everything you need to know about diabetes along with some natural ways to keep it at bay. 

Here are 7 veggies that can help keep diabetes under control –   

  1. Fenugreek 

Always in the Indian kitchen, this herb has several benefits. It is known to keep diabetes in check while improving glucose tolerance, lowering blood sugar levels, and stimulating the secretion of insulin.   

  • Soak 2 tablespoons of fenugreek seeds in water overnight and drink it with the seed the next morning on an empty stomach. This will help bring down your glucose levels. 

 

  1. Bitter Gourd/Karela

Bitter gourd is filled with insulin-polypeptide-P and can help reduce increased sugar levels.   

  • You can have it as a sabzi or consume it in the form of a smoothie. 

 

  1. Cinnamon 

The bioactive compound in cinnamon can help prevent and fight diabetes. Cinnamon can also regulate blood sugar levels by stimulating the activity of insulin.   

  • Mix half a teaspoon of grounded cinnamon with warm water and consume once every day.

 

  1. Vitamin C

If you’re someone who has chronic diabetes, then you should be consuming vitamin C rich foods like orange, lemons, etc. daily. It not only supports healthy skin, but it also improves blood sugar levels.   

  • Consume at least 600 mg of vitamin C daily

 

  1. Aloe Vera

  Although a little bitter, aloe vera can be consumed to lower your blood sugar levels, and it is also abundant in anti-inflammatory properties. 

  • Consume it with buttermilk 

 

  1. Amla or Indian Gooseberry

  One of the richest sources of vitamin C, amla can help manage pancreatitis and eventually controls the blood sugar levels. It also contains chromium that regulates carbohydrate levels that makes the body more responsive to insulin. So, the murabbas sound pretty tasty now, right?  

  • Consume it in the form of powder or pickle 

 

  1. Drumsticks or Moringa 

Moringa offers essential medical benefits that can help control blood sugar levels and treat type 2 diabetes. It is rich in antioxidants and vitamin C.   

  • Cut a few pieces and put it into a jug full of water - keep sipping on it whenever!
  • Toss some in your dal and delve into its richness

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