When we say that someone has high blood sugar levels, we immediately think that they have diabetes.
This condition, known as hyperglycemia, is not unique to diabetics.
Anyone can feel the effects of too much sugar in their blood, especially after a large meal or a large amount of sugar.
The increased level of blood sugar is considered normal if it´s temporary, but if blood glucose levels remain high for many hours, it´s usually indicative of the development of diabetes.
These days, many people eat much higher amounts of processed and artificial foods. This negative change in eating habits is leading directly to a higher incidence of people with high blood sugar throughout the world.
So how can you prevent the same from happening to you?
Get to know 6 natural plants that can help control blood sugar levels:
1. Guava leaf
Guava leaves are able to lower blood sugar. Studies in Japan suggest that this leaf may also help lower cholesterol levels, but more tests are needed to prove this efficacy.
2. The Insulin plant
You might not have known this, but there’s a plant considered effective for treating diabetes, and it’s called the insulin plant. The leaves are also used for the treatment of rheumatism, abscesses, and as an activator of blood circulation.
In addition to controlling blood sugar levels, this plant has diuretic, antimicrobial, antioxidant and anti-cancer properties.
3. Blackberry leaf
Being rich in fiber and packed with antioxidants, the blackberry leaf, if consumed regularly in tea, can help control diabetes and high blood sugar levels.
4. Bitter Melon
This melon has an extremely bitter taste, and its shape resembles an “uneven” cucumber. In addition to controlling diabetes,it cleanses the liver and protects against cancer.
According to studies conducted by Brazilian universities,in partnership with agronomic institutes, okra has the power to reduce cholesterol considerably, and still control blood sugar levels. Another Chinese study has shown, that consumption of okra promotes improvement in kidney function.
A good way to get the benefits of okra is by soaking some okra in water and then drinking it. All that needs to be done is to cut the ends of four okra and then dip them in a glass of water overnight. The next morning, drink the water.
Can you believe that this tasty fruit can be beneficial when it comes to lowering blood sugar?
According to a study conducted at the University of Michigan, rats fed on blueberries became much healthier, starting with a reduction of cholesterol and triglycerides.
Of course, their sugar levels were also greatly reduced. And the most interesting thing about it, is that they even lost body fat. Science says that the fruit’s power lies in the phytochemical content of blueberries, which is precisely what gives it the blue color.