See Your Diet and Manage Your Plate to Cure and Prevent Diabetes

The biggest casualty of our rapidly paced lifestyles is our diet. We order food on the go, eating in a hurry without every looking at our plates to see what it is that we’re actually putting inside our system. We force our body to consume unhealthy food in order to fuel us. But overtime this diet which is loaded with unsaturated fats, sugar, sodium and carbohydrates wreaks havoc with our system, causing a host of ailments such as hypertension, cardiovascular diseases and diabetes to name a few.

India has a population of 69.1 million diabetics, making it one of the top three countries with a high population of diabetics. But thankfully, the wisdom of our forefathers, Ayurveda does tell how to combat it. Considered by many to be one of the oldest healing sciences, diet planning is an integral part of any Ayurvedic treatment. This doesn’t involve pulling out a cauldron and brewing a magic potion, the beauty of Ayurveda lies in it simplicity. All you need to do is incorporate the following Ayurvedic superfoods to better manage and control diabetes:

Karela (Bitter Gourd) –

A superfood that is infamous for its bitter taste. It is both loved and loathed. You should incorporate it in your diet if you’re looking to manage your diabetes, although in order to best receive its benefits, it is advised that the bitter gourd be consumed as close to its raw state as possible.

Turmeric –

Consumed for various health ailments, turmeric is widely popular due to its versatility. It is effective in the prevention of type 2 diabetes.

Jamun –

Also called the jambhul or the Indian blackberry, the jamun is used in Ayurvedic practices due to its rich anti-ocidant properties. Its seeds contain jamboline, which is a chemical combats diabetes in our bodies.

Bael Fruit –

This leaves of this fruit have been used as a traditional remedy for diabetes in Ayurveda due to their potency.

Neem –

It is used extensively for its anti-bacterial and anti-oxidant properties. The bark of its tree’s extremely effective in helping combat diabetes.

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