In November we celebrate Diabetes Awareness. What better way to help you than giving you tools regulate and manage your blood sugar.
When your blood sugar is not balanced, your body stops functioning like it is supposed to. Medical supplements can be expensive, but there are some natural supplements for regulating blood sugar that are available at your local grocery store, if not right in your kitchen. If you have trouble managing your blood sugar, try adding some of these natural supplements to your diet and in your daily routine. You can eat many of them raw or add them to your food or smoothies. Make sure to monitor your sugar levels as you add these supplements to your diets specially if you are taking medications or insulin for diabetes.
Cinnamon is made from the bark of Cinnamomum trees. It is a very popular spice that can help manage the body’s insulin and blood glucose levels. It contains a lot of antioxidants that help regulate blood sugar by enhancing your insulin sensitivity and slowing your stomach’s process of emptying after each meal. Cinnamon is easy to add to a lot of recipes.
Ginseng is a root with Chinese origins that is often used to manufacture organic and herbal medicines. The primary health use of ginseng is to help lower blood sugar levels. Consuming ginseng on a daily basis after each meal can help balance blood sugar levels. According to a study conducted by an American university, daily consumption of ginseng helped 20% more patients with blood sugar issues as compared to those who took the placebo pills.
3. Fenugreek seeds:
Fenugreek is an aromatic plant that can help regulate your blood sugar level by slowing down the process of digestion and carbohydrate absorption. Its abundance of amino acids can also stimulate the production of insulin in your body.
4. Banaba Leaf Extract:
Banaba is a tree is found in the Asian tropical forests. The extract of its leaves has been found beneficial for regulating blood sugar levels. It contains corosolic acid, which assists your body in transforming the glucose in your blood into energy. People have seen drastic changes after consuming Banaba leaf extract daily for two weeks.
5. The sun:
It is in common knowledge that the sun can provide our bones and body an abundance of vitamin D. This vitamin is nearly, always found to be deficient in patients who are dealing with blood sugar issues. Ten to 15 minutes of exposure of vitamin D on a daily basis will assist your body in regulating your blood sugar and will help your body function on less insulin by improving insulin sensitivity in your body. Also, when supplementation is needed studies has shown that Vitamin D3 was associated with significant balancing of fasting glucose levels.
6. Gymnema Sylvester:
Gymnema Sylvester is an herb found in the tropical forests of India. The leaves of this herb can help reduce absorption of glucose in your body and normalize your body’s blood sugar levels.
We need chromium for proper metabolism, but studies had shown that this mineral is a great sugar regulator when taken consistently.
Mg is a super important mineral use in over 300 chemicals reactions in our body; It also benefits sugar levels as well. Mg can increase insulin sensitivity supporting healthy glucose levels.
Balanced blood sugar levels are important to your overall health, and some struggle more than others. In addition to small changes in your diet and exercise; try a few of these tips to help balance your blood sugar naturally!
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Yours in health and wellness,