4. Mango Leaves
We all love the rich, sweet, and yummy taste of mangoes. But have you ever thought of mango leaves? Just like the fruit, the leaves of mango is loaded with lots of health benefits. When they are new and tender, you will see them in red or purple color. When they grow, they become dark green.
Enriched with Vitamin A, B, and C, mango leaves are fortified with powerful antioxidants with high levels of phenols and flavonoids. The mango leaves can be effectively used for the treatment of early diabetes as it can regulate the insulin levels in the blood. They also can assist in improving the blood lipid profiles.
- Step 1: Take ten to fifteen mango leaves (tender) in a glass of water in the night.
- Step 2: The next day, you can filter the mixture and drink on an empty stomach.
- Alternative: The leaves can be dried and then ground to make powder. You can have a half-spoon of this powder twice a day.
How Does This Work?
The medicinal properties of mango leaves can cure diabetes. It has chemicals known as anthocyanidins, which are known to be highly effective in treating the initial stages of diabetes. Tarakserol-3 beta, another compound in mango leaves can assist in the treatment of hyperglycemia.
Mango Leaves Are Not Good, If:
- You have gastrointestinal disorders
3. Curry Leaves
The extracts of curry leaves help in decreasing blood glucose and blood cholesterol levels. According to a research article in BBC, curry leaves restricted in the action of pancreatic alpha-amylase (digestive enzyme that breaks down the dietary starch into glucose).
The medical component of curry leaves break starch to form glucose. Hence, they are highly helpful in curing diabetes. To try a remedy using curry leaves, follow the steps listed below:
- Step 1: You can include curry leaves in the regular diet or chew them in the morning.
- Step 2: You can continue this treatment for three to four months to get the maximum benefits. It is also useful for reducing obesity and high cholesterol levels. It is packed with carbohydrates, calcium, fiber, Vitamin C, A and E.
How Does This Work?
The medicinal component of curry leaves stimulates the beta cells of pancreas so that they can produce more insulin hormone. They assist in the function of kidney and liver enzymes that are essential for the metabolism of carbohydrates.
The human body produces many enzymes; among them is the alpha amylase (pancreatic), which assists, in breaking starches to glucose. Curry leaves can regulate the production of this enzyme that results in the stoppage of glucose or sugar entry to the blood.
Okra is rapidly gaining a lot of reputation for being a ‘superfood’, especially for people who are at the risk of cancer and diabetes.Otherwise known as “Lady’s finger,” Okra is an essential part of Indian diet and other Asian countries.
It’s scientific names are Hibiscus esculentus and Abelmoschus esculentus. It helps in controlling blood sugar. Besides scientific research and other studies, many diabetic patients have reported a drastic decrease in their sugar levels right after consuming okra juice early morning.
Here is what you need to do:
- Step 1: Take ten okras and makes holes in them using a fork or a sharp knife.
- Step 2: Then soak the okras in a bowl of water overnight.
- Step 3: Discard the okras and for more benefits, drink the water as the first activity in the morning after having a bath.
- Step 4: You can continue this activity for several weeks.
How Does This Work?
Polyphenolic molecules in ladies finger are the medicinal chemical that assists in reducing the glucose levels and regulate diabetes. The fibers play a significant role in which the sugar can be absorbed from the intestinal tract and the Alpha-glucosidase inhibitors prevent starches from getting converted to glucose. The other important compounds found in okra are vitamin A, B6, C, K, potassium, magnesium, and zinc.