Jerusalem artichoke, or earth pear, has a low glycemic index, consisting of 80% of the polysaccharide inulin, which breaks down into fructose (a small amount) and other substances when broken down. The latter have a beneficial effect on the intestinal microflora, together with fiber, slow down the absorption of glucose from food into the blood, which prevents sharp jumps in sugar levels in diabetics after meals. The use of Jerusalem artichoke by insulin-dependent diabetics may require correction of the dose of insulin taken.
Propolis has a beneficial effect on the condition of patients with diabetes of both types. It lowers the level of glucose in the blood, which is useful for type 2 diabetics, and improves immunity, which is useful for patients with type 1 diabetes, who often suffer from immune disorders. Propolis not only contributes to the body's fight against diseases that are formed against the background of a decrease in its resistance to infections, but also corrects the immune regulation system of diabetic patients.
Beans are a low-calorie product containing substances that allow controlling the level of glucose in the blood of a diabetic patient (starch, fiber, sucrose, glucose, etc.). It is rich in amino acids, it contains carotene, vitamins, organic acids, which contribute to the strengthening of the cardiovascular system and hematopoiesis. Beans are a low-calorie product, which is useful for people with type 2 diabetes, who are often overweight.
This seasoning has the ability to reduce the amount of glucose in the blood of people suffering from diabetes, to control and maintain its normal level for a long time, to reduce the amount of cholesterol, and to normalize the work of the cardiovascular system. All this has a significant beneficial effect on patients whose disease was caused by excess weight, as well as on other groups of diabetics.
Pumpkin is a low-calorie product that belongs to the group of starchy foods, thanks to which it saturates the body of a diabetic patient with minerals, carbohydrates, and other necessary substances. Promotes the emergence of a higher concentration of beta cells in the blood, which produce the hormone insulin. This property is of great importance in the treatment of patients with type 1 diabetes and chronic type 2 diabetes, whose body does not produce enough of the hormone insulin.
Advantages of folk methods of treatment
Natural means of combating diabetes have their advantages:
they are environmentally friendly;
lead to a general improvement in the health of a person with diabetes;
have a beneficial effect on other functions of the body of a diabetic;
do not require large monetary costs;
available to all patients;
is a source of ideas for the creation of medicinal preparations;
when used under the guidance of a doctor, very effective;
indispensable in the treatment of type 2 diabetes, which requires control of the patient's blood glucose.
Folk recipes for lowering blood sugar
There is a huge variety of folk medicine recipes that can improve the condition of a diabetic patient. Here are some of them:
In the evening, soak several pieces of beans (5-7) in boiled water (100 ml). Eat them in the morning on an empty stomach, drink the water in which they stood. You can have breakfast only one hour after the procedure. It takes one and a half months to achieve the effect of using beans according to a folk recipe.
Grate the horseradish on a fine grater, mix the gruel with sour milk (other sour milk products will not work) - 1 tbsp. l. horseradish on a glass of sour milk. Keep in the refrigerator for 6-8 hours, drink a tablespoon 30 minutes before meals. Patients with diabetes should use such a tincture according to a folk recipe until their well-being normalizes.
Grind and then squeeze the onion juice (half a liter is needed). Mix it with alcohol, proportions 1:1. Store in a dark place inside a glass container. Use it for 1 tbsp. spoons per day for 10 weeks with a twenty-day break after the first five.
Mix 1 chicken egg with the juice of 1 lemon with a mixer. Drink the mixture in the morning on an empty stomach.
Pour green tea (6 m) and ginger powder (2 g) with half a liter of hot water or boiling water. Stir, put on fire, after boiling, cook for another 3 minutes. This tea according to a folk recipe, drink several mugs (200 ml) every day for two weeks.
Mix fresh carrot and beet juice (50 ml each). Drink in the morning before meals for three weeks.
Boil a handful of aspen bark in a three-liter container (pot, kettle). Strain, drink the decoction instead of tea. The bark that remained inside the kettle after brewing, pour water once more and boil for five minutes. After the second portion is over, take a week break, then repeat the course with fresh bark. After 2 brews of 1 portion of bark, take a one-month break.
Folk recipes for diabetes are innumerable, because nature is rich in various plants (vegetables, fruits, herbs, root crops) that contribute to lowering the level of sugar in a person's blood. Most of them are common in temperate latitudes and are often found in our everyday life, others are available in all pharmacies in the form of herbal preparations, powders and ready-made tinctures.