Spices for diabetes
1. Turmeric (Haldi)
Ayurveda has long used turmeric for its healing properties. Its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties make it an excellent spice for boosting immunity and skin health. In fact, researchers have investigated its role in managing diabetes and results have suggested that it may help manage blood sugar levels.
As per a study published in the journal Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the active compound in turmeric called curcumin may help decrease the level of glucose in blood, further reducing diabetes-related complications. The best way to bring turmeric to your rescue is to drink turmeric milk or haldi doodh.
2. Cloves (Laung)
Cloves have antiseptic as well as germicidal properties. Moreover, they offer anti-inflammatory, analgesic and digestive health benefits for diabetes. Cloves also help keep your blood sugar levels in check and are known to promote insulin production, further controlling diabetes.
3. Garlic (Lehsun)
According to a study published in the journal Phytomedicine, consumption of garlic increased the serum insulin in diabetic rats. So make sure you are adding enough garlic in your daily diet.
4. Cinnamon (Dalchini)
Cinnamon is an antioxidant that’s been shown to improve insulin sensitivity and reduce fasting blood sugars. In fact, according to a study published in the International Journal of Molecular Science, cinnamon has the ability to improve insulin sensitivity. Drink cinnamon tea to stay healthy.
Make sure you complement these spices with a healthy diet and exercises to ensure better management of diabetes.