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Natural Cures For Diabetes

A lot of people are looking for natural cures for diabetes or home remedies for diabetes. Before looking at the natural health cures, let�s have a quick look at what diabetes is.

What is Diabetes

The fuel that keeps our bodies running is glucose (sugar). After we eat, glucose pours into the bloodstream and is carried to individual cells throughout the body. Before glucose can enter the cells, it requires the presence of a hormone called insulin.

Insulin is produced by the pancreas to control the amount of glucose in the blood. In people who have diabetes, the pancreas does not produce any or enough insulin, or the insulin they produce doesn�t work efficiently.

As a result, glucose builds up in the bloodstream, potentially leading to health problems such as blindness, heart disease, kidney problems, gangrene build-up possibly leading to amputation, nerve damage and erectile dysfunction.

Natural Cures for Diabetes

Avocados contain high amounts of fiber and monounsaturated fat. In some cases, when replacing some of the carbohydrates intake with fat found in avocados, the dangerous fats in the bloodstream tend to decline.

Beans are rich in complex carbohydrates and high in soluble fiber. Studies have shown that a diet high in soluble fiber causes the body to produce more insulin receptor sites. Thus more insulin could get into the individual cells rather than staying in the bloodstream.

Buckwheat is absorbed more slowly than other grains. It helps to control the body�s blood sugar levels of which diabetics must be mindful.

Parsnips are an excellent source of dietary fiber. Researchers have found that fiber can control the blood sugar swings that occur with diabetes.

Pectin helps to slow the absorption of sugars and nutrients into the bloodstream. As a result, it prevents the sudden surges of glucose that can damage the nerves, eyes, and vital organs.

Take More than just Good Food

Treating and preventing diabetes involves more than just eating a few nutritious foods and relying on the natural health cures. You might consider working with a dietitian to develop a meal plan that promotes blood sugar control, coordinates with medications, and is tailored to your individual preference and lifestyle.

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