M.Sc. Nutrition & Dietetics
Diabetes can be managed through diet and lifestyle modifications. Here are some herbs and spices that may help control diabetes and stabilize blood sugar levels.
Studies suggest that a regular intake of cinnamon may help reduce HbA1c levels.
Aloe vera is considered good for people with diabetes as it has been shown to protect and repair the beta cells in the pancreas that produce insulin.
Include fenugreek leaves or seeds in your diet, as they contain a compound called galactomannan, which helps lower high blood glucose levels.
The high antioxidant content of basil makes it a superb herb for people with diabetes.
Turmeric contains a compound called curcumin. This compound has been shown to possess antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, heart, and neuroprotective properties.
Oregano contains plant-based compounds that stimulate insulin secretion and prevent blood sugar spikes.
Ginger increases insulin sensitivity and promotes insulin secretion.