Diabetes is a lifestyle condition that is characterised by the body's inability to process blood sugar. When not controlled, diabetes can also lead to an increased risk of stroke and or heart attack. When a person has a high level of blood sugar, and the insulin produced by the pancreas isn't able to do its job of stabalising the blood sugar levels.
The condition, if not managed well, can severely damage one’s eyes, kidneys and the overall health.
According to a World Health Organisation (WHO) estimate, 1.6 million deaths were directly caused by diabetes
in 2016. It was the seventh-leading cause of death that year. But, it’s not all grim. The good news is that diabetes can be managed through a disciplined diet, regular screening and exercising.
However, there is one spice in the kitchen that truly turn things around for a diabetic. We're talking about turmeric. Only a dash of this spice can do wonders in managing the disease.
Made from the root curcuma longa,
turmeric is the spice that towers above all other spices, as it has medical properties. Studies suggest that curcumin can decrease the glucose level in the blood, improving the insulin function. Once the process begins, excess glucose in the blood can reach the cells.
Turmeric can be taken as a supplement, but it is always advisable to consult with your doctor first. To keep your blood sugar levels in check, take a pinch of ginger powder along with turmeric milk. This will help in improving your fasting blood sugar levels.
Additionally, various researches suggest that adding a pinch of cinnamon powder to turmeric milk can help lower insulin levels. The combination of spices can lower the insulin and triglycerides that are triggered by high-fat meals.