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Home Remedies for Changes in blood sugar levels

Cinnamon

0.5 to 2 teaspoons daily can be added to hot beverages, oatmeals, or desserts. Regular intake can aid insulin function. Regular liver tests are advised if taken in large quantities or as a supplement.

Berberine

Derived from herbs like goldenseal, and often in capsule form. Start with a lower dose and increase gradually. May interact with medications, so seek advice from a healthcare provider.

Fenugreek Seeds

Apart from soaking, seeds can be sprouted or powdered and added to bread or curry. Fenugreek leaves are also edible and beneficial.

Bitter Melon

Can be stir-fried, stuffed, or used in soups. Juice should be taken in moderation. Monitor blood sugar levels to prevent sudden drops.

Alpha-Lipoic Acid

Besides food sources, available in capsules or tablets. Known to also support nerve health, which is crucial for diabetics. Check for potential drug interactions if on medication.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Ensure you use organic, unfiltered versions with the "mother". Besides water, it can be added to salads or used in cooking.

Chromium

While food sources are ideal, chromium picolinate supplements are common. Consultation is essential to ensure it doesn't interfere with any medication.

Magnesium

Magnesium citrate or magnesium glycinate are popular supplement forms. Too much can cause digestive issues, so start with a low dose.

Gymnema Sylvestre

The supplement can alter taste buds to reduce sugar cravings. It can increase the secretion of insulin. Start with a standard dosage and adjust as needed. The typical dosage for Gymnema Sylvestre supplements ranges from 200mg to 400mg daily, taken in divided doses.

Green Tea

Besides beverage form, available as extracts or capsules. Packed with antioxidants beneficial for overall health. Regular consumption of green tea might be linked to a reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The typical recommendation for green tea as a beverage is 1-2 cups daily.

Stevia

Available in liquid drops, powder, or granulated form. It's much sweeter than sugar, so use sparingly. Check for purity to avoid added ingredients.

Black Seed (Nigella sativa)

Besides blood sugar control, it offers numerous health benefits including improving cholesterol levels. Available in oil, capsule, or raw seed form. The typical dosage ranges from 1/2 to 2 teaspoons daily. For capsules, dosage can vary based on the concentration but generally ranges from 500mg to 1000mg taken 1-2 times daily.

Aloe Vera

Besides supplements, aloe vera can be applied topically for skin benefits. Ensure any ingested form is purified and free from harmful compounds.

Ginger

Besides direct consumption, can be added to smoothies, teas, or meals. Beneficial for digestion and inflammation. Use about 1-2 inches (2.5-5 cm) of fresh ginger root per cup of water.

Guar Gum

Guar gum can slow the absorption of sugar in the intestine, potentially aiding reducing blood sugar levels. For supplement take 5g to 10g typically daily, split into doses before meals. Due to its water-absorbing properties, drink plenty of water when consuming.

Cloves

Take 2-5 cloves, can be infused in teas, added to baked goods, or used in cooking for flavor and health benefits.

Beans

From chickpeas to lentils, they can be added to soups, salads, or main dishes. High in fiber, they offer prolonged energy without spiking blood sugar.

Zinc

Pumpkin seeds, cashews, almonds seeds are good sources of zinc. If taking a supplement, ensure it doesn't exceed recommended daily intake.


Disclaimer:
The information on this site is not meant to diagnose or treat any illness. Always consult a doctor before making health decisions. This content is for educational purposes only and should not replace professional medical advice.

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