Diabetes is one of the most common lifestyle related disorders that has also found its way in the young generation. In today's world, diabetes is not only restricted to senior citizens or adults, even young kids and teenagers are also being diagnosed with diabetes due to the growing trend of unhealthy lifestyle. Over consumption of junk, sedentary lifestyle and various other factors have put the young generation at risk as well.
There are various Ayurvedic strategies that can be used for preventing diabetes. Yes you read it right, an Ayurvedic approach can be used for preventing diabetes and a holistic overall well-being. In this blog, you will find more info about the same. In Diabetes, the body either does not produce enough insulin to tackle the amount of sugar or the body is not able to use the produced insulin in a proper way. In other words, this is called insulin resistance. According to this, diabetes is classified as Type 1 & Type 2.
As it is already said that, Prevention is better than cure, it's better to live a lifestyle that reduces the risk of diabetes. And if that can be done naturally, that sounds even better. Following the below listed tips can be used in order to prevent diabetes using Ayurveda:
- Balancing Kapha: Out of all the elements, the element that deals with balancing sugar levels in blood is Kapha dosha. Kapha needs to be balanced in order to prevent diabetes. Excess intake of sweets and carbohydrates and fermented food is harmful for the body as it spikes the level of insulin. Try to consume bitter herbs as well as raw vegetables and reduce the intake of carbs and sweet things. People in pre-diabetic stage should be
- Turmeric: Turmeric works as an excellent herb for preventing diabetes and also controlling blood sugar levels. Try to use turmeric in your daily food as the curcumin present in turmeric works good for controlling sugar levels. You know what's better? It also plays an important role in increasing immunity.
- Whole Grains: We have been taught to consume Whole grains in our diet since childhood as they form an integral part of the Indian diet. Whole grains are beneficial for the health as consumption of whole grains delays the glucose absorption in blood sugar. Ragi, besan and jowar can also be used as healthy additives.
- Bitter Gourd: Bitter Gourd is one of bitter veggies that is excellent for preventing diabetes as well as controlling the level of sugar in blood. Its main component responsible for controlling sugar is Polypeptide, also called p-insulin.
- Jamun: Consumption of Jamun is considered to be very good for the prevention and management of diabetes. It converts carbs to energy. This is the reason Jamun finds its spot in most of the medicines used for controlling sugar levels.
- Fenugreek Seeds: Another excellent way of controlling sugar is consuming soaked Fenugreek Seeds as it leads to an increase in the level of insulin that helps to deal with the amount of blood sugar level.
- Neem: Neem due to its bitter nature is considered an excellent remedy for controlling sugar. Just chew four to five leaves that too on empty stomach. Regular consumption of neem also improves immunity and skin health. Also, you can have neem powder by dissolving in water or in dry form as well that are readily available in the market.
- Bel: Bel possesses antidiabetic properties. You can chew five to ten Bel leaves on a daily basis to control sugar. Bel has been used in various Ayurvedic remedies since centuries due to its medicinal properties.
- Raw Fruits & Veggies: Fruits and veggies like kiwi, papaya, pomegranate, amla, karela, moringa and apple etc. are useful for controlling sugar levels especially the ones that have bitter properties.
Other tips that include preventing and managing diabetes are a healthy diet and lifestyle. Working out regularly helps to maintain sugar levels and keeps other hormonal levels in check as well. It keeps the muscles active and improves the cardiovascular function of the body.
Diabetes is a dangerous disease and can put all internal organs in danger. The better lifestyle you follow, the lesser chances of diabetes will be there.