You can only enjoy the life to its fullest when your mind is out of all negativity, and your body is at its best! If we take a look-back, the life of human has become much easier, the schedule has become hectic, and the habits have become pathetic. Maybe that’s exactly where it all went wrong and, as a result, many adults get into the trap of crucial diseases like blood sugar, at a very early age. Want to see the proof? Look around your house or neighborhood; you will at least find one person who is suffering from high blood sugar level or commonly known as ‘Diabetes’.
Diabetes & Spices
If you are one of the patients suffering from diabetes, you must be aware of the pain of gulping those bitter medicines every day to keep yourself fit. Every wondered what if you could keep yourself absolutely fine naturally? Yes! A new study says that one can keep his/her blood sugar level low by consuming few magical spices. Spices, being a rich source of antioxidant ‘phenol’, monitor the insulin level of the body. Want to know more? Give it a read.
Enriched with the goodness of Sulphur compounds, garlic has been widely acknowledged for its cholesterol-cutting qualities, and for controlling the blood pressure level. A study done in 2006 concluded that the elements present in garlic could even help in bringing down the sugar level of the body.
Apple Cider Vinegar
It is said that the acetic in the vinegar helps in cutting down various toxic elements in the stomach. That’s why the apple cider vinegar has always been an important element of every health freak’s fitness regime. In a study done in 2012, it was revealed that 2tbsp with half cup of lukewarm water can help in decreasing the fat content from the body, and increase the insulin sensitivity.
Anthocyanins, Quercetin, and the biggest of all ‘phenol’! Clove is surely the big box of antioxidants. Clove contains a high level of phenol, crucial for controlling the blood sugar level, and is also help in curing many digestive and cold-related problems.
Cinnamon is a great source of phenol. The spice contains 18? of phenol, and helps in increasing the insulin sensitivity & lowers the blood sugar level. Along with controlling the sugar level, cinnamon also promotes weight loss, and cut down the risk of high blood pressure.
Tart cherries and dark sweet cherries are a great source of Anthocyanins, and improve the insulin resistance of the body. According to a study done on women, the ladies who took cherries regularly were found to have better insulin resistance, and lower blood sugar level compared to others.
The widely used spice in almost every Indian household, Turmeric is a great source of the antioxidant Curcumin. Enriched with Curcumin, turmeric moderates the insulin level of the body, and boosts the efficiency of the anti-diabetic drugs. Along, with that turmeric has various Anti-inflammatory properties that defeat the insulin resistance of the body.
Spices and their associated health benefits are nothing new. Many of us are aware of the benefits they provide in our days to day life. What could be better if something natural could give you a sweet escape from all those bitter medicines forever, right? Maintaining your blood sugar level has never been this easy! So, what are waiting for, I think it’s worth giving a try.
Ankit Gupta works for ExportersIndia.com. He is well known health and fitness blogger and has contributed a number of healthy food and beverages related articles, He is living a healthy life with the help of various types of natural herbs. He also share his health related knowledge on his twitter handle.