How To Reduce The Blood Sugar Level – People’s Medicines
Glucose is the main element from which our body receives energy. The normal glucose levels are between 3.9 and 6.1 mmol/liter. Temporary fluctuations are possible, and they bring physical and mental changes in the organism. If the fluctuation is chronic, it can lead to several diseases, with diabetes being the most common.
The ingredients which regulate the blood sugar level
Dandelion works great as a remedy for the liver and bile, but it also regulates the blood sugar levels. If you are suffering from diabetes, eat 10 fresh dandelion stems every day in the spring when it flowers. Wash the stems before eating them, then chew them finely and swallow.
Just a spoon of cinnamon can reduce the blood sugar levels as cinnamon can increase the insulin activity. Besides this, cinnamon also reduce the levels of the “bad” cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood.
The healing mushroom
Ganoderma Lucidum has a positive effect on the pancreas and resolves the lack of insulin in the body leading to regulation of the blood sugar levels. The mushroom is mostly prepared as a tea, thanks to its woody structure.
Raspberries are also a great natural remedy for regulating blood sugar levels, as are the corn and oat, which clean the blood and help with diabetes.
To treat diabetes, you must have a healthy diet along with reduce consumption of carbohydrates. You also need to eliminate the unhealthy fat from your diet and switch to healthy fat. This can be found in flax and fish oil. When the blood sugar levels are regulated, you can gradually add butter, olive and coconut oil in your diet. As diabetes causes lack of minerals, you should increase your mineral intake as well. Here are some foods that will help you with diabetes:
This plant can replace the potato as it contains insulin instead of scrub.
Parsley is used as a remedy for many illnesses for centuries. It also helps in diabetes. Chop some fresh parsley leaves, grate the root as finely as you can and add them to some yogurt. Drink this mix every night before going to bed.
Onion has been used as a folk remedy against diabetes for a long time. Onion’s skin contains quercentin, which helps in eye troubles that usually follow the diabetes (diabetes retinopathy). The onion contains a hormone similar to insulin, which increases the blood sugar levels. Scientists think that onions affect the metabolism, the liver and increases the insulin production.
Garlic is one of the most used folk remedies for a wide range of diseases, including diabetes. It also contains flavonoids which have antioxidant properties, and glutathione, a potent antioxidant that helps in the prevention of cancer. To enhance your immunity, consume garlic and onions every day.
Regular consumption of soluble fiber rich foods like beans will reduce the blood sugar levels after a meal and slow down the additional decline of blood sugar.
Eating fish prevents the occurrence of type 2 diabetes. Regular fish consumption can reduce the risk of diabetes up to 50%. The omega-3 fatty acids found in fish will stimulate better glucose use in the organism and prevent glycemia. You can consume 30 gr. of fish daily. Fatty fish without any oils (except for a little olive oil) is recommended.
Spices like cinnamon, clove, bay leaf and curcuma can triple the insulin ability to metabolize the glucose. Cinnamon helps the body transform the glucose into energy and prevents diseases of the coronary artery as well as lowering high blood pressure. Sprinkle some cinnamon on your cereals, yogurt, fruits or toast, and take a quarter of a spoon of this healthy spice every day.
Here’s how to make a healthy soup from these ingredients and successfully decrease the blood sugar levels:
2 cups of water
1 onion cut in four (unpeeled)
1 small carrot cut in cubes
½ cup of peanuts
½ cup of fenugreek seeds
2 bay leaves
4 pieces of chopped garlic
A pinch of ground cinnamon
A pinch of ground clove
A pinch of curcuma
Heat the water and onions until you reach the boiling point, then add all the other ingredients. When the water starts boiling again, reduce the heat and let it simmer for 30 minutes, until the onion is soft enough. Take it out and peel it, blend the onions with a fork and put it back in the soup. Take the bay leaves out and throw them away. This soup serves four amounts.
Easy and cheap ways to reduce the blood sugar levels
- Recipe with horseradish, garlic and beer
20 cm. of horseradish root
9 pieces of garlic
Good quality beer
Glass bottle or jar
Wash and chop the horseradish and put it into the bottle or jar. Wash, clean and chop the garlic too, putting it into the jar. Pour the beer in and close the jar tightly, and leave it to stay for 10 days in a dark place. Afterwards, strain the mixture, and drink 1 spoon of it 2-3 times a day for the first two days, then 1 tablespoon 3 times a day before meals. This mixture will reduce the blood sugar levels in only a month and keep them under control afterwards.
- Recipe with oat
This is a simple oat recipe. Pour boiling water over 50 gr. of oat, put the mixture on low heat and cook for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, take it off heat and leave it for an hour. You can take half a glass of this remedy 3-4 times a day for a period of 2-3 weeks.
- Recipe with egg
Wisk one egg and add some lemon juice in it. Drink this remedy every morning on an empty stomach. The treatment should last for 2 weeks.
Glycemic index and a slimming diet
Knowing your GI is a great way to be on a diet without an actual diet. You need to learn how to pick ingredients with low GI and make some combinations out of them. If you’re eating food with high GI, make sure you always combine it with some food with a low glycemic index. Don’t forget the therapy prescribed by your doctor and eat healthy.
How does diabetes occur?
When the glucose reaches the blood through digestive processes, it’s transported to the cells which need energy. Insulin, a hormone produced by the beta cells in the pancreas, is needed so the molecule of glucose can enter a cell. It is produced when the blood sugar levels are increased, and if there’s not enough insulin present in the blood, the cells cannot get glucose and energy, causing the condition called diabetes.
The lack of insulin leaves the body tired and weak. The cells send a signal that they need additional energy, so additional glucose arrives to the blood, but the lack of insulin makes the cells unable to receive the glucose. The organism sees the increase glucose levels as a threat, and starts eliminating it from the blood through fluids, especially urine. That’s why diabetes patients are often thirsty and dehydrated. Other symptoms of diabetes include fatigue and weight loss.
Glucose is primarily obtained from foods rich in carbon dioxides like cereals, vegetable, fruit and honey. However, not all carbon dioxides react the same when they reach the stomach. Some of them start to dissolve when they enter the mouth, like saccharose.
Depending on the food we eat, the glucose levels in blood fluctuate. There are bad and good carbon dioxides depending on their time and speed with which they increase the blood sugar levels. The feeling of satiety is longer with the good than the bad carbon dioxides.
The glycemic index is created so we can tell the difference between the good and bad carbon dioxides. Food with high GI increases the blood sugar levels rapidly and causes insulin secretion in the blood, resulting in a decreased glucose level which makes us eat something sweet. This is a cycle that keeps going. The solution to this problem is eating food with low GI. Most of these foods are rich in dietary fiber. When you eat foods with low GI, they make you feel satiated for a longer time and sweeten the blood. Integral cereal, nuts, different kinds of seeds, fruit and vegetables are all foods with low glycemic index.
However, the whole picture is very complex. When we are talking about a food with a specific GI more factors should be taken into consideration, like its fat, acidity, etc. The GI chart only gets us the approximate GI value of a certain ingredient.