Diabetes Remedies Ayurveda
India today is slowly turning into the World Diabetes Capital and there is an alarming increase in the cases of heart related ailments due to changes in lifestyle which are slowly deteriorating the overall health of a person, reducing his life span.
What is Diabetes?
Diabetes is a disease in which the body's blood glucose (sugar) level is too high. Normally, the body breaks down food into glucose and carries it to cells throughout the body. The cells use a hormone called insulin to turn the glucose into energy.
The two main types of diabetes are type 1 and type 2. In type 1 diabetes, the body doesn't make enough insulin. This causes the body's blood sugar level to rise.
Healthy eating habits of a diabetic includes:
Limiting foods that are high in sugar
Eating smaller portions, spread out over the day
Being careful about when and how many carbohydrates you eat
Eating a variety of whole-grain foods and vegetables every day
Eating less fat
Limiting your use of alcohol
Using less salt
Powerful home remedy to manage Diabetes
Mix ½ tsp Turmeric Powder + 1 tsp Amla Powder + ½ tbsp Methi Seeds Powder in half glass of water and take daily in the morning on empty stomach
Ayurvedic Home Remedies: Home Remedies to treat Diabetes, Heart Ailments
Foods a Diabetic Should Avoid
A diabetic should avoid eating Rice, Potato, Sweet fruits, Maida, Wheat, Deep fried foods, Red meat and Sabudana and should have more intake of protein rich foods like Chickpea, Moong, lentils, Masoor, Moong Daal, Soya bean products and Chana Daal. Vegetables like Palak (spinach), leafy greens, Dudhi (bottle gourd), Turai, Bhopla (white pumpkin), Padwal (snake gourd), Karela (bitter gourd), cereals like Green millet, Ragi, corn, Kulit (horsegram) and Barley (Jav).
Note: If the patient suffers from kidney problems then they require to have more of fresh vegetables and less of Protein.
Ideally your food proportion should be 60% vegetables, 30% protein, 10% Carbohydrates with half an hour of mild exercise such as walking.
A quick check list to manage blood sugar levels.
Eat food at regular intervals and do not over eat.
Exercise for half an hour daily.
Consult physician if symptoms of dryness of mouth, thirst, numbness, fatigue, pain in muscles, frequent urination are noticed
A quick check list to manage blood sugar levels
Check blood sugar levels periodically
Check weight periodically and maintain ideal body weight