Supplements can be used to protect against some of the symptoms of type 2 diabetes, which include tiredness, more urination than usual, and feeling very thirsty.
Diabetes is caused by excessively high blood sugar, which is caused by the body not producing enough of the hormone insulin, or the body not reacting to insulin.
And if you have diabetes, you can reduce the risk of complications by adding some herbal supplements to your diet, it is claimed.
Turmeric is considered one of the best nutritional supplements for diabetics, according to nutritionist Dr. Sarah Brewer.
Its active ingredient, known as curcumin, can help improve insulin resistance in people with diabetes.
Turmeric is also considered a natural anti-inflammatory, which reduces the risk of diabetes complications, including nerve or kidney damage.
DrSarahBrewer.com writes on her website, DrSarahBrewer.com: ‘Turmeric is used as a yellow-orange spice in the kitchen, and contains an antioxidant blend of pigments, the most active of which is curcumin. Curcumin supplementation has also been shown to improve insulin resistance by activating insulin receptors.’ In people with impaired glucose tolerance (prediabetes), turmeric can delay the onset of type 2 diabetes.”
You can also reduce your risk of diabetes by adding more cinnamon to your diet, it is claimed.
The bark of the cinnamon tree contains polyphenols, an antioxidant that improves insulin receptor sensitivity.
She added that eating more cinnamon over a four-week period could help lower blood sugar levels significantly.
The patients also noted an improvement in the balance of “good” cholesterol to “bad” cholesterol.