What is Diabetes?
Diabetes is a disease that occurs when your blood glucose, also called blood sugar, is too high. Blood glucose is your main source of energy and comes from the food you eat.
Let me explain.
When you eat, your body turns food into sugars, or glucose. At that point, your pancreas is supposed to release insulin. Insulin serves as a “key” to open your cells, to allow the glucose to enter and allow you to use the glucose for energy.
But with diabetes, this system does not work.
One cup of raw onion (about ½ cup cooked onion) gives you 24mcg of the “adequate intake” recommendation of 25 – 35mcg of chromium.
So eating lots of onion is a very powerful way of helping your body defeat diabetes.
Below are home remedies and herbal treatments you can apply without any skill or professional knowledge to heal yourself or anyone suffering from diabetes.
Onions are one of the top food sources for the trace mineral chromium, which has a powerful positive effect on blood glucose levels.
2. BITTER MELON.
This fruit contains several chemicals which helps to reduce blood sugar levels and also acts as an appetite stimulant, which can aid weight loss.
3. BITTER LEAVES, SCENT LEAVES AND PUMPKIN LEAVES.
These leafs are very powerful at curing diabetes. You will need to get them in enough quantities.
Instructions Wash off sand. Then squeeze and wash the leafs together.
Filter the water into a pot and boil.
Filter the mixture, allow to cool, & store in bottles.
Drink in the morning, evening & night.
It’s a good cure for diabetes and this herbal treatment is very effective in curing Diabetes.
Garlic contains a compound called allicin, which has also proven to modulate the diabetic condition. So eat as much as you can eat.
5. WHEAT BARLEY GRASS.
The health benefits of wheat are many. Whole wheat is rich in vitamins B1, B2, and B3 along with zinc, iron, calcium, magnesium, folic acid, phosphorus and fibre.
The magnesium content in wheat is believed to be responsible for activating enzymes in the body that balance out insulin production and glucose levels. When the body fails to produce enough insulin to break down the sugar in the food you eat, high blood sugar and diabetes can develop. Eating a diet rich in wheat is very beneficial for diabetics.ALOE VERA.
Aloe Vera acts as a liver tonic which helps to regulate blood sugar levels through supporting liver function.
6. BITTER LEAF AND SCENT LEAF.
You will need sufficient quantities of bitter leaf and scent leafs.
This two leaves should be pounded inside mortal with pestle.
No water should be added only the two leaves.
The water that come from the leave after pounding should be strain with strainer and put in an air tight container.
Add a pinch of salt and take one cup in the morning, one cup in the afternoon and one cup in the night.
Like many members of the cruciferous vegetables, cabbage can help modulate and regularize the blood sugar.
When mixed with alma (the Indian gooseberry), turmeric has been proven to be an effective treatment for diabetes.
Use of cinnamon bark has been shown in clinical studies to improve both blood sugar and cholesterol levels.
A rich source of both dietary fibre and complex carbohydrates, beans also help stimulate insulin production.
10. CUCUMBER AND RADISH.
Leaves from cucumber and radish plants are low in carbohydrates and high in fibre, both of which contribute to diabetic management.
This 19 best herbal treatments for diabetes in Nigeria will not be complete if Ginger is not included. The compound gingerol in this pungent root helps the muscles take up glucose into their cells, thus lowering overall blood sugar levels.
IF YOU ARE OVERWEIGHT, LOSE WEIGHT
Any diabetes patient who is overweight should endeavors to lose weight. You should also avoid sitting idle and exercise your body to balance the insulin in your blood stream.
You should be taking whole grain food like wheat instead of starchy carbohydrates like white rice, doughnut, yam, etc. Fruit vegetables will also help your health.
You should avoid sugar and sugar drinks e.g. refined sugar beverages instead you should be taking ordinary water, coffee, Lipton tea.
Nuts contain monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFAs), which reverse insulin resistance. And remember the diabetes-heart disease connection? Nuts are another weapon in your heart-healthy arsenal, as studies show that daily consumption of nuts cuts the risk of heart attack by 35%.
If you’re prediabetic, or want to avoid Type 2, eating nuts will cut down your risk. If you already have diabetes, nuts help you manage your blood sugar and weight
QUIT SMOKING IF YOU DO.
Smoking is never good for your health as a diabetes patient. If you want to really help yourself and you are smoking, you should stop it immediately.
EAT THESE FOODS.
The following foods are the most ideal to maintain good health; avocado, beans, whole meal wheat, mushroom, almond (that oval shaped fruit that we normally call fruit, which is yellow/red when ripe and contains something like groundnut when the nut is broken!). Others are; Quaker oat (that resembles akamu), unripe plantain, dark brown amala, albumen (the white part of egg), fish (especially cat fish, tilapia and cod) because they contain OMEGA-3, which is an antioxidant against diabetes.