Type 2 diabetes can be managed to a great extent by lifestyle choices.
One major component of such choices is food.
There are several types of food that can actually help to inhibit the sugar spikes associated with diabetes.
Foods that are good for managing blood sugar are generally high in fiber and low in sugar. These include beans, legumes and vegetables. Such types of foods are complex and take time to get digested thus allowing for the slow release of sugar into the body.
Certain types of bitter vegetables like Bitter Melon popularly called Karela in India are especially beneficial for diabetic control. It detoxifies the blood and has a sugar regulating effect. Bitter melon is actually considered an ayurvedic herb for controlling blood sugar along with other herbs like Gymnema.
Gymnema is actually called "sugar destroyer" in Hindi since it causes the tongue to lose its taste for sweets.
Guggul is another herb that controls lipids and cholesterol in the body - an excess of which triggers high blood sugar. In addition Guggul also helps control blood sugar and helps protect pancreatic beta cells which play a vital role in insulin production.
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