Studies have shown that cinnamon works as a natural preventative substance against diabetes, and taking it can reduce blood sugar levels by stimulating insulin activity.
And a recent study published in the Journal of the Endocrine Society found that cinnamon supplementation helped reduce abnormal fasting glucose levels in people with prediabetes and slow the progression of type 2 diabetes.
The seeds of the fenugreek plant are distinguished by their fibers that help lower blood sugar by slowing the digestion and absorption of carbohydrates and sugars, and thus are often included in the diet of diabetics.
Turmeric has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, as it protects the heart and reduces excess weight. Research has shown that curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, may be useful in the prevention and treatment of diabetes and its related disorders.
Curcumin can also help remove toxins from the liver, reduce symptoms of depression and arthritis, and it may prevent heart disease, Alzheimer’s and cancer.
Apart from its scent, when added to your diet, garlic can help lower blood sugar by improving insulin sensitivity and secretion.
A study published in the Pakistani “Pharmaceutical Sciences” magazine stated that consuming garlic and its supplements improves blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes.
The benefits of garlic not only control sugar, but also reduce cholesterol levels and high blood pressure.
Ginger is the most popularly used ginger treat for common ailments, such as: nausea and indigestion, and it can also help in managing blood sugar levels and diabetes.
Cumin seeds help reduce the effects of diabetes by stimulating insulin production in the body.
A study showed the effectiveness of green cumin essential oil in reducing insulin levels and controlling the complications of type 2 diabetes.