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Diet and Foods for Diabetics

You are conclusively diagnosed with diabetes. Now, the smart thing to do is to revamp your diet and food choices. However, the real question remains,

“Do you know what kinds of food to eat and how to improve your diet?”

Many people acquire diabetes because, in the first place, they have poor dietary habits and lack adequate exercise. Basically, they allowed themselves to have that condition. More often than not, people diagnosed with diabetes will take it hard. They know that their lifestyles will radically change-their eating habits in particular.

The sudden obligation of eating healthfully is understandably difficult, especially for the person who had never given much thought about his or her eating habits all throughout the years. The key is education. Knowing the kinds of food to eat and how to eat them will not only treat diabetes but will also provide an opportunity for diabetics to still enjoy eating regardless of the illness.

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Possible Herbal Treatments For Diabetes

Many people are turning to herbal remedies for the treatments of diseases. The reason for this is natural herbs have less side effects that traditional prescription medicine. There are vast variety of herbs for every medical condition. Before trying any type of herbal supplement, talk with your doctor. Some herbs may have in interaction with medications that you may be on. If you start an herbal treatment for your diabetes, monitor you blood sugar levels frequently. There are many types of herbs for the treatment of diabetes. Some work better than others and what works for one person may not work for you. Do your research and talk with a holistic healer or herbalist. This article is going to list a few of the herbs that are used in the treatment of diabetes:

Garlic and onions are best known for their cardiovascular benefits, however a few studies have shown that they can be beneficial in lowering blood glucose levels. Onions can increase the production of insulin in your body, which will lower high glucose levels in your blood.

Bitter melon has long been used for it’s glucose lowering properties. It must be taken in small doses however, because larger doses can cause abdominal pain and diarrhea.

Aloe Vera has been called the healing herb. It is known for it’s ability to treat burns and cuts.But the dried sap and gel taken from the inner portion of the leaves have been effective in treating diabetes. (more…)