7. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera gel helps lower fasting blood glucose levels. It contains phytosterols that have antihyperglycemic properties. In addition, the high fiber content helps the body use glucose effectively and remove excess sugar from the blood.
A 2012 study by the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at Beni-Sueif University in Egypt shows a promising anti-diabetic effect of aloe vera extract for treating Type 2 diabetes.
A 2015 study published in the Journal of Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders says that use of aloe vera extract in pre-diabetic patients can reverse impaired blood glucose within four weeks.
- Drink a glass of aloe vera juice prepared with up to 2 tablespoons of aloe gel twice a day to help regularize insulin flow and lower blood glucose levels naturally. You can also apply pure aloe vera gel externally to boils and other skin infections to reduce inflammation and irritation.
- Another option is to take an aloe vera supplement, but only after consulting your doctor.
This herb contains antioxidant as well as anti-inflammatory properties that help lower blood glucose levels. It helps prevent some of the complications associated with diabetes, such as renal impairment, heart disease, eye disease and vascular problems.
A 2006 study published in the Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology suggests that daily intake of 1 to 3 grams of cloves is beneficial for people with Type 2 diabetes to manage their glucose and total cholesterol levels.
Simply add a little of this herb to your foods or chew a few cloves daily.