When your blood sugar is not balanced, your body stops functioning like it is supposed to.
You experience cravings.
You have that oh-so-hated belly fat.
Your concentration is pretty much non-existent.
And you feel moody and unmotivated.
Cutting sugar from your diet is a great start- but it can be HARD and sometimes a bit of additional support is needed to get you over that hump…and keep you on the other side.
There are some natural supplements for regulating blood sugar that are available at your local grocery store, if not right in your kitchen. If you have trouble managing your blood sugar, try adding some of these natural supplements to your diet and into your daily routine. You can eat many of them raw or add them to your food or smoothies.
Cinnamon is made from the bark of Cinnamomum trees. It is a very popular spice that can help manage the body’s insulin and blood glucose levels. It contains a lot of antioxidants that help regulate blood sugar by enhancing your insulin sensitivity and slowing your stomach’s process of emptying after each meal. Cinnamon is easy to add to a lot of recipes and has a “sweetness” that doesn’t affect insulin levels.
Ginseng is a root with Chinese origins that is often used to manufacture organic and herbal medicines. The primary health use of ginseng is to help lower blood sugar levels. According to a study conducted by an American university, daily consumption of ginseng helped approximately 20% more patients with blood sugar issues as compared to those who took the placebo pills.
3. FENUGREEK SEEDS:
Fenugreek is an aromatic plant that can help regulate your blood sugar level by slowing down the process of digestion and carbohydrate absorption. Its abundance of amino acids can also stimulate the production of insulin in your body.
4. BANABA LEAF EXTRACT:
Banaba is a tree is found in the Asian tropical forests. The extract of its leaves has been found beneficial for regulating blood sugar levels. It contains corosolic acid, which assists your body in transforming the glucose in your blood into energy.
5. THE SUN:
It is in common knowledge that the sun can provide our bones and body an abundance of vitamin D. This vitamin is nearly always found to be deficient in people who are dealing with blood sugar issues. Ten to 15 minutes of exposure to the sun on bare skin without sunblock on a daily basis will assist your body in regulating your blood sugar and will help your body function on less insulin by improving insulin sensitivity in your body.
6. GYMNEMA SYLVESTRE:
Gymnema Sylvestre is an herb found in the tropical forests of India. The leaves of this herb can help reduce absorption of glucose in your body and normalize your body’s blood sugar levels. Bonus- if you suck on it, all sweetness is removed from food and everything will literally taste like cardboard. So if you find yourself unable to control yourself around sweets, this is a good emergency tactic.
Balanced blood sugar levels are important to your overall health, and some struggle more than others. In addition to small changes in your diet, try a few of these tips to help balance your blood sugar naturally!
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Yours in health and wellness,