Type II diabetes is one of the most common noncommunicable diseases that affect adults and more and more children in the Western Hemisphere. Simply put, diabetes is a disease in which blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high for long periods of time.
Glucose is the body's main source of energy and comes from the food we eat. Insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas, helps the glucose in food to enter our cells to be used as energy. If the pancreas does not produce enough (or any) insulin or the body's cells cannot use insulin properly, then glucose is not effectively used by the cells and remains in the blood.
Over time, having too much glucose in the blood can cause various health complications, such as heart disease, nerve degeneration, eye dysfunction, kidney damage, poor circulation and more. Type II diabetes is a form of the disease that is mainly caused by unhealthy lifestyle practices (for example, poor diet and infrequent exercise), as well as genetic predisposition (if found in your family). Although diabetes is quite serious if left unchecked, you can take steps to control the disease naturally and stay healthy.
How to manage type II diabetes naturally.
Eat less carbohydrates
Carbohydrates break down quickly and easily into glucose when they are digested and have a tendency to increase blood glucose in those who cannot absorb these sugars effectively (diabetics). Be sure to minimize the consumption of sugary / sweet foods, bread, pasta and other flour products, as well as fruits and very ripe provisions.
Be physically active
Physical activity is a good way to make the body use available glucose immediately for energy and bring stability to blood glucose levels. Moderate exercise for 30 minutes every day, which induces sweat and increases heart rate, can be of great benefit to reduce blood sugar levels.
Eat Ochro / Okra or drink its water
I learned this from a friend and, when I investigated it, I discovered that it was true: ochro / okra can be used as a natural aid to reduce blood glucose levels. Used in many Eastern countries in the treatment of diabetes, eight have demonstrated its benefits by increasing the body's ability to absorb glucose from the blood (insulin sensitivity), it is high in dietary fiber and helps reduce the glycemic index ( how fast glucose enters when assimilated). To use ochro / okra to control diabetes, you can boil two or three medium or large echros in two cups of water and drink cold water throughout the day. Alternatively, you can eat two to three raw and young eighty before each meal to help glucose uptake and stabilize blood glucose levels.
Drink mango leaf tea
Being in the Caribbean has many benefits. One of them is easy access to mango leaves that have a high content of compounds called tannins that help treat the disease by increasing insulin sensitivity in cells. To use mango leaves to control diabetes, boil 5 to 10 mature, medium-sized leaves in three to four cups of water. Let cool and drink this tea upon waking and before bedtime on an empty stomach.
Use more cinnamon
Cinnamon is a wonderful spice with a wide range of health benefits. One of them is to control blood glucose levels. Cinnamon helps reduce the rate of food absorption and, therefore, stabilize the glycemic index. To use cinnamon, can you add? teaspoon of your powder in a glass of water and drink after each meal.
Drink apple cider vinegar
Like cinnamon, apple cider vinegar has a wonderful range of benefits for the body. As demonstrated by multiple studies, it can also be used in the management of blood glucose levels by improving insulin function and helping cells absorb blood glucose. To use this method, add one or two tablespoons of raw and unfiltered apple cider vinegar to a glass of water and drink when you wake up and before bedtime.
Be sure to talk to your doctor before trying any of these tips to determine what may work best for you.
I hope these methods are useful for you on your journey to better health.