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3 Natural Spices and Herbs that May Help You To Manage Your Blood Sugar Level

Management of blood sugar levels is a serious issue in the world today. This is because diabetes have become a serious health issue. With increasing number of diabetes patients around the world and then inclusion of diabetes among top ten killer diseases, blood sugar management has become a topical issue.

There are many ways of managing blood sugar levels for those who have blood sugar problems, which includes dieting, lifestyle, and medications. There also natural spices and herbs which can be of immense help in this fight. There a lot of claims, but popular health authorities like health line and Webmd have documented some of these claims that are backed up by science.

Before I continue, it is necessary that I talk a little bit on the issue of blood sugar levels. Carbohydrates and sugars are the major source of energy for the body, but the body converts them to glucose which is supplied to the tissues. The absorption of this glucose depends on a hormone called insulin, which enables the cells to absorb this glucose.

In some people, the body does not produce enough insulin to convert this sugar,(type 1 diabetes). In others, the body's immune system may resist the work of insulin thereby leaving excess glucose in the body. (type 2 diabetes). We want to highlight some natural spices and herbs that can help in blood sugar management, should you have diabetes or prediabetes.

1. Cinnamon.

Cinnamon is a common herb gotten from the bark of cinnamon tree. It is available in the spices market. According to healthline. Com, it contains anti inflammatory, and antioxidant properties that can help to reduce blood sugar levels.

2. Ginger.

Ginger is a popular spice that has been in use for its medical properties for a long time. It is rhizome which can be prepared as tea. It is also used in the preparation of many recipes. Ginger contains gingerol, an important compound which is an anti inflammatory, antimicrobial and antioxidant. It has scientifically been proven to help in reducing blood sugar levels.

According to healthline, a 2015 study of 41 participants of people with type 2 diabetes, 2 grammes of ginger powder per day lowered fasting blood sugar levels in diàbetes patients by 12 percent. The study is however a small study since the number of participants are not very many.

3 . Fenugreek

Fenugreek seeds are also famous for their anti inflammatory, and antioxidant properties. According to health line, they have been proven to help in reducing blood sugar levels. This can be achieved by their ability to improve insulin sensitivity in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Conclusion: There are other spices and herbs that many people have claimed to help in the fight against diabetes, but I choose to stop at this three which popular health authorities like health line and Webmd have backed the claims .

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