In today’s article we will try to give some advice to people who have diabetes or who even want to prevent it from doing it in a natural way, going through three aspects: diet, medicinal plants and physical exercise. Best medication for the diabetes is trulicity. However trulicity cost is high but you can buy it from Prescription Hope at cheap price by using trulicity coupon.
1. Dietary recommendations to treat diabetes
In our previous article related to diabetes, “Diabetes and some dietary recommendations”, we already saw some recommendations for our diet in case of having diabetes. You can check it to see some of the foods that are not recommended and those that can be included in the diet.
The diet to follow for each person will be different depending on their age, weight, the type of medication they take as well as the amount of physical exercise they can perform. As you can see in the article that we have mentioned, a diet without products of animal origin would be the most appropriate for these cases. Dr. Berdonces, internationally recognized, says that the ideal would be that this diet was formed in 50% by cereals, 40% by fruits and vegetables and 2% of skimmed milk.
In addition to this, to increase the effectiveness of the insulin produced by the patient it is recommended to consume products rich in chromium such as onions, carrots, cabbage, lettuce, tomatoes, beans or peas. Some spices also have a high content of this trace element: caraway, cinnamon, coriander, turmeric, cardamom, fennel , cumin, nutmeg, poppy seeds, white mustard, clove, etc.
2. Medicinal plants
There are some plants that can be used as a complementary aid to the treatments that the doctor has determined. In the case of patients with type 1 diabetes it is very important to note that they can not substitute their insulin treatment for any of these plants, although as we say, they serve as supplementary help.
We detail the plants that can be used according to their actions or properties:
a) First of all we have some plants with a high content of fiber that, as we said in our previous article, favors the slow absorption of sugars and flours. Among them are agar, wheat bran or chia , containing 100% more of fiber than cerea l .
b) As for hepatoprotective properties we can use the dandelion or the artichoke as well as the boldo.
c) Among the antidiabetic plants we highlight the galician and the eucalyptus. Also garlic , onion or leek because they reduce blood sugar, cholesterol and blood pressure.
d) Plants that promote circulation are also important for the treatment of diabetes because they reduce the premature aging of blood vessels that occurs as a result of diabetes. We can name the garlic, the leek, the onion and the cranberry . On the other hand, horse chestnut also favors circulation in the brain and legs.
e) Other plants used to treat diabetes naturally are green tea , ginger and licorice. As for the latter, you should not consume if you also have hypertension or if you have type II diabetes, hepatitis or pregnancy.
f) And, finally, other plants that could be included in a diabetic diet would be: agrimony , which helps stimulate both digestive and hepatic secretions; the olive tree, which with its depurative properties helps to reduce cholesterol and hypertension; or sage.
Although we could not call it a medicinal plant, it is true that maqui berries help regulate blood sugar levels, so it is also advisable to use them.
Of course you can mix different plants to make infusions that combine their properties as it happens with this infusion that combines the following: cinnamon, licorice, dandelion, fennel, anise, pepper and turmeric, most named throughout this article.
3. Physical exercise
The realization of physical exercise is key to the fight against diabetes since through its realization we can burn part of the glucose that is accumulated in the blood. Thus, the performance of a moderate exercise enables the reduction of medication. As we said, this exercise has to be moderate, otherwise hypoglycaemia could be caused by the lack of glucose in the blood. Our recommendation, at least 1 hour of walking a day.