Diabetes is a chronic condition and requires proper care to manage its adverse effects on one’s health. According to CDC, more than 30 million people have diabetes in the US and 1 in 4 of them are unaware of that fact. Almost 90-95% of these diabetic patients have Type 2 diabetes which can be easily managed with the help of proper medication and a detailed diet plan. However, being unaware of the condition can lead to serious problems such as cardiovascular ailments, liver ailments, lowered immunity, fatigue, etc.
The kitchen has herbs and spices that are actually effective in coping with diabetes. The healthy way to control blood sugar begins in your own kitchen and not at the bottom of your medicine cabinet. How amazing would it be if you knew a better way, an easier way, to control your blood sugar, just by making minor changes to your daily meal and including the holy trinity of diabetes care in your everyday diet?
Here are the three famous herbs and spices that hold the secret to diabetes care:
Fenugreek is one of the oldest herbs identified as an important medicinal plant globally. Multiple experiments have proved that medicinal benefits of fenugreek has potential application as a therapeutic agent in several diseases. Fenugreek constitutes a complex array of phytochemicals that make it an excellent herb to include in your daily meal. It has been used in ayurveda for coping with diabetes and liver ailments for a long time. It is also known to prevent body tissue and nerves from the free radicals formed during the oxidation process in the human body, thus enhancing the immune system.
The major constituents of fenugreek seeds include carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, alkaloids, flavonoids, fibers, saponins, steroidal saponins, vitamins, minerals, and nitrogen compounds. If consumed as a micro-herb, the nutritive value of fenugreek increases two fold.
Following are some of the benefits of Fenugreek as observed in recent research studies:
- Prevents gas formation
- Promotes healthy bowel movements
- Helps in maintaining blood sugar levels
- Helps in inducing lactation
- Aids in lowering blood cholesterol
- Promotes lowering of lipid levels
- Prevents oxidative liver damage
- Promotes healthy weight management
Cinnamon, a spice enjoyed globally, is the bark of a small tree and possesses wondrous medicinal properties. Cinnamon was traditionally used as an anti-diabetic agent due to its property of enhancing glycogen synthase activity, a body chemical responsible for lowering blood sugar levels. Latest clinical trials have shown that consumption of cinnamon helps in lowering HbA1c (bad cholesterol) levels in diabetic patients which helps in averting cardiovascular ailments.
Following are some of the properties of cinnamon:
- Helps in maintaining blood sugar levels
- Helps in preventing liver damage
- Prevents blood clots
- UTI prevention
- Helps in pain management
- Stimulates blood circulation
- Aids healthy digestion
- Cold and flu relief
Bitter melon, as the name suggests, has a sharp bitter taste but is packed with nutrients. It is a tropical vine closely related to cucumber and is cultivated across the world. This sharp flavored gourd is associated with several impressive health benefits, the most prominent of which is its ability to lower blood sugar like a charm.
The nutrients packed in bitter melon include carbs, fiber, vitamins A and C, folate, potassium, zinc and iron. It is one of the richest sources of vitamin C. It is also home to powerful antioxidant compounds such as catechin, gallic acid, epicatechin, and chlorogenic acid.
Bitter melon plays a crucial important role in diabetes management. It helps in lowering blood sugar and HbA1c (bad cholesterol) content at regular consumption. It also decreases fructosamine levels, another marker of long term elevated blood sugar. It promotes insulin secretion as well. All these factors are part of an overall diabetes management plan in itself.
Following are other health benefits accompanied by regular consumption of bitter melon:
- Promotes healthy bone formation
- Promotes wound healing
- Promotes healthy skin
- Enhances vision
- Improves immunity
- Enables healthy weight management
There is no illness that cannot be cured or prevented with a healthy diet, moderate exercise and positive thinking. NuvoMed Diabetic Care Capsule has all of the above mentioned ingredients as some of its components. The powerful combination of herbs used by NuvoMed aids in the management of diabetes and manifestations related to it. Diabetes is nothing to be scared of, all you need is an all round healthy diet, some exercise and NuvoMed by your side. So, the next time you look for a cure, first peer in your kitchen and check if the cure can be made tasty. Besides, NuvoMed is always by your side to make healthy living simple!