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Ayurvedic tips to control blood sugar levels post COVID-19

Ayurveda with regular health checkups can keep diabetes at bay!

If you are a diabetic, you know that it makes your body suffer in ways that are unmanaged at times. A person who is diabetic is always looking for natural ways to manage their blood sugar levels. And why not? Apart from regular medication and health check-ups, natural ways of controlling diabetes are needed along with following a daily routine like morning workout, yoga sessions, making sure to eat 5 meals per day and consuming more of diabetic-friendly foods.

For those caught unaware, let’s understand what diabetes is. It is a condition that hinders your body’s ability to respond to insulin. It eventually leads to abnormal metabolism of carbohydrates, and spiked blood sugar levels. When it comes to Ayurveda, this condition is referred to as madhumay and the person suffering from it is expected to avoid excess intake of sugar and simple carbohydrates. To say the least, it is not impossible to manage diabetes and can be done with simple lifestyle changes that help in maintaining and regulating sugar.

Take a glass of water having the extract of 10 basil leaves + 10 neem leaves + 10 belpatra on an empty stomach.

Make sure to increase your intake of Jamun seeds. Have a teaspoon of jamun seed powder with water every morning on an empty stomach.

Put a glass of water in a copper vessel at night, and drink it the next morning.

Make sure to avoid excess intake of sweets, carbohydrates, and dairy products and increase your intake of fresh vegetables and bitter herbs.

You can also control blood sugar levels by putting turmeric into use in your daily life.

Keep a stock of methi dana in your homes and have 1 teaspoon of soaked methi dana in water every morning.

Try and have ginger tea as it helps to stimulate digestion and eventually aid in reducing the excess kapha in your system.

Here are top four foods to include in your diet:

Whole Grains: Whole grains are considered to be low-glycemic foods and since they are rich in fibre, they can help delay the absorption of glucose in the blood.

Nuts:

These healthy fats are rich in protein and very low on carbohydrates. Just make sure to have them in restricted quantities.

Bitter Gourd:

It has insulin-like compound called Polypeptide-p or p-insulin which is a good controller of rising blood sugar levels

Amla:

The Indian gooseberry is an effective home remedy against high blood sugar.

Gurpreet Kaur

An entertainment and lifestyle journalist with a perennial hunger for all nice things in life. When she is not writing in her favourite coffee spot, she spends her time socialising with people or exploring different cities. An ardent animal lover, she likes to spend her Sunday afternoons with her furry friends.
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