Dependent on where you are in the world, garlic will be used as a herb to season food or will be used as a supplement for medicinal purposes. In other places, garlic is seen as a versatile herb with plenty of medicinal uses, making it a “must have” in many homes.
Today, we will spend a little time looking at garlic as a natural remedy for diabetes. This is another home remedy for diabetes. Let me caution you to ensure that you test your blood glucose regularly when you are trying a natural whole food that has been documented as helping to control diabetes.
Too Low is Just as Bad or Maybe Worst
It is important to test your blood glucose, especially due to the fact that you are also on medication which is doing the same thing-lowering your blood glucose. Remember, if your blood glucose drops below 4 for most people, you could find yourself with a different and sometimes life-threatening symptoms.
I would love for you a balanced situation and for you to prevent some of the issues we can encounter when we change our lifestyle. We have to remain on some medication for awhile, so care MUST be taken.
Garlic has been used by a number of persons to control blood glucose, by regulating blood sugar levels. It achieves this by releasing more insulin in our bodies. Thanks to the following compounds:
- Allyl Propyl Disulfide
- S-allyl Cysteine Sulfoxide
More insulin is found in our bodies when we eat garlic because it makes it difficult for the liver “inactivate insulin.” Garlic belongs to the group of plant-based foods we have been discussing on this website for some time now. When carefully examined and taken as prescribed, garlic can be used to control diabetes.
The Research and My Journey
According to Devon (2013), garlic was 10 to 23% more effective than turmeric and ginger in reducing blood glucose levels. Its’ effectiveness to fight diabetes singled-handed needs more research, but it has been reported as very effective by many persons.
My house is rarely without garlic. It is, however, one of those herbs I have to be careful when using. It is very effective in lowering my blood pressure and so I cannot take too much, nor can I have it raw. I have found it to be most effective when eaten raw.
I sometimes use it in water as a tea. I just cut a piece, boil in some water for about two minutes, strain and drink. I also cut into thin slices and place in the pot when I am cooking meat and beans. If I am frying, I place a few pieces in the pan before I add what I am about to fry. I then remove the pieces, before they burn, then I fry in a nicely garlic flavored oil.
I rarely get colds and cases of flu, but I also eat healthily, so I am sure that garlic and other plant-based foods and whole foods are generally restoring me to a healthier place in my life. I have more energy than I have had for a long time now. I take way less medication now. I rarely get headaches and heartburns.
I am convinced it is due to a combination of factors why I am healthier, fitter, more energized and happier today. It is not a “one-size fits all,” scenario and so each person needs to be monitored by a doctor with an open mind and also be responsible for their readings and actions.
It is worth adding here, that if you are seeking to find information on a miracle pill or food which you can consume once and your diabetes will be cured, then I cannot offer you any guidance. Simply said, that has not been a part of my journey. You are at the wrong page. I am promoting a lifestyle change to possibly eliminate diabetes, or at least to control this horrid illness with less prescribed medication and whole foods.
I am promoting a lifestyle change to possibly eliminate diabetes, or at least to control this horrid illness with less prescribed medication and whole foods.
Other Health Benefits of Garlic
- Lowers blood pressure. This is achieved when the blood vessels relax and becomes wider.
- Helps to control cholesterol
- Helps with circulation
- Keeps cancer at bay, particularly prostate cancer. The sulfur content has been touted as the main reason for slowing down the growth of tumors and the spreading of cancer cells.
- Helps to prevent heart disease and stroke
- Good detox for the body
- Good for digestive issues
- Fights infection
- Prevents or helps to treat arteriosclerosis
- Keeps Thyroid Gland healthy
- Strengthens the immune system. Persons who have included garlic in their diet have a tendency to be free from getting colds and flu.
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It is obvious that garlic is a tasty and delicious herb to be used when cooking. The medicinal uses of garlic are equally visible and cannot be ignored, especially as it relates to diabetes and diabetic-related illnesses. These include high blood pressure, high cholesterol and cardiovascular issues.
Garlic can be eaten raw, fried in oil to add a nice flavor, used to make a tea or simply added when boiling, steaming or sauteing. The number of illnesses which can be either prevented or lessen due to the contents found in garlic is enough to rank garlic as one of the “must haves” in every home.
I encourage you to continue your lifestyle changes. Continue to eat whole foods and make plant-based foods your medicine. I encourage you to continue to lead an active lifestyle and remember to use it as an opportunity to spend quality time with your family.
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Until next time, please make the right food choices and become more active on a daily basis.
- Devon, L. J. “Research Shows Garlic May Be an Effective Treatment for Diabetes and Oxidative Stress.” NaturalNews. Natural News Network, 11 Nov. 2013. Web. 03 Aug. 2016.