Type 2 diabetes can trigger symptoms such as urinating more than usual, feeling very thirsty and extreme fatigue. A healthy diet is one of the best-recommended ways to manage blood sugar levels.
National Health Service (NHS) recommends eating various types of fruits and vegetables. The NHS also recommends some starchy foods such as pasta and keeps sugar, fat, and salt to a minimum. Reported by Express, research so far shows that certain foods and drinks can have the effect of lowering blood sugar.
Some researchers suggest eating green leafy vegetables which can help diabetics because of their high antioxidant content. Juice from certain green leafy vegetables has been proven in research to have a positive effect.
A small-scale study shows kale juice can help regulate blood sugar levels. This juice also increases blood pressure in people with subclinical hypertension.
As part of the study, respondents were asked to drink 300 milliliters of kale juice per day for six weeks. Other green vegetables that have also been proven effective in reducing blood sugar levels include spinach, cabbage, and Bok choy.
Lowering blood sugar can also be done with the consumption of turmeric which has a popular positive effect. Turmeric is associated with a number of health benefits including a potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. The active ingredient curcumin contained in turmeric is considered to be responsible for this.
Among its benefits, curcumin is believed to reduce blood sugar levels. Curcumin has also proven to be beneficial for the ideal health of those suffering from diabetes.
Type 2 diabetes is a condition in which the body struggles to control the amount of glucose (sugar) in the blood. The body does not respond to insulin (a hormone in the body) which can cause blood glucose levels to become too high. Type 2 diabetes can cause chronic complications related to the eyes, feet, nerves, and heart.