When it comes to type 2 diabetes, natural diabetes cures are touted all over the place. And depending on who you talk to, you may be lead to taking some strange powder, pill or potion. But it doesn’t have to be this way. It’s like we’ve gotten away from drugs and traded one pill for another. But that stops here. I’m going to share with you two natural cures for diabetes that you may not be aware of.
When you think of the word natural, drugs certainly DO NOT come to mind. And for good reason. Because for the most part, diabetes comes down to the things that you eat. So it is only right that I share with you some “natural” things that you can eat to help improve diabetes. So here we go…
Natural Diabetes Cures
In a nutshell, more beans are tied to less diabetes. That’s right beans. So the first natural cure is beans. Beans are very effective in helping to improve diabetes. They are effective for a couple of reasons. But the big ones are:
- They are high in fiber
- They have a low glycemic index which requires less insulin demands
- They are high in protein
So what makes them so special? Well to back up what I’m saying here, the American Journal of Clinical Researchers did a study and found that when you substitute beans for other starchy foods like rice you lower your risk of metabolic syndrome by 35%. What this means is those complications from diabetes that keep you up at night are reduced by up to 35% and in turn you live a longer healthier life.
The current recommendations are 3 cups of beans per week according to the USDA and one serving is ½ a cup. 1 cup equals 15 grams of fiber which is well over half of the Daily Value and the same amount the average adult here in the U.S. consumes in one entire day. 1 cup also equals about 15 grams of protein which is nearly 1/3rd the Daily Value and equal to the amount in 2 ounces of meal like chicken or salmon.
Now to take it to the next level, I’m going to talk about the next natural cure which is Fiber.
I started down this road already with beans, now I’m going to bring it home. Fiber is very important when it comes to controlling blood sugar. In fact, it is so powerful, that you should include it in every single meal if you want to get diabetes in check.
- Help control blood sugar levels
- Lower blood cholesterol levels
- Reduce blood pressure
- Help with weight loss
- Help prevent constipation and diarrhea
The American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommends 25-30 grams per day. Although it isn’t a bad idea to get more. I told you already how far 1 cup of beans can take you. And that’s nearly the daily recommended amount all by itself.
Now let me tell you some good places to start so you can get more fiber:
- Nuts, seeds, beans, peas, whole grains, fruits and vegetables
One thing to understand though with fiber is that some foods may contain a high amount of fiber, but also contain a high amount of carbohydrates. So that’s why my favorite high fiber source is beans.
Prior to using any of this material, please consult with your physician.