Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Common Kitchen Spices To Push Back Diabetes - Part 1

Awareness of a disease among general public is the first step towards eradication of the disease. Many deadly diseases like Polio has almost got extinct due to massive “2 drops of life” awareness campaigns which are still a hit in villages. Due to general public’s involvement people have started taking precaution to eradicate Polio. 

If you are active on social media you definitely would have seen viral videos of people pouring bucket full of ice water on their head nominating their friends to do the same and donating for the cause of a disease called ALS. All over the world the campaign has generated awareness on this progressive neurodegenerative disease called ALS through the #IceBucketChallenge.

Famous celebrities from world over like Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Stephen Hawkings and back home our Bollywood celebrities like Akshay Kumar, Abhishek Bachchan, Riteish Deshmukh, Bipasha Basu, Sonakshi Sinha, Siddharth Malhotra and many more have participated in ALS Challenge. The success of this campaign is so phenomenal that people till now who never even have heard about the disease are now searching for the problem and if possible how to get immunized of it. Although, in the case of ALS since there is no treatment itself available, the Ice Bucket Challenge campaign is helping to generate money which will be utilized for research and development to cure ALS.

The Point is: Awareness is first step for cure

The point we are making is that any disease can be well fought when you all are aware of the disease, how it happens and then by knowing how to avoid it. We at Grass-Diabetes.com have been working in that direction for over two decades. We have arranged over 50 Free Diabetic Camps till now and also by investing our resources in developing a complex algorithm which can easily be used by general public over web to access their risk of type 2 diabetes.

Once you have familiarized yourself with risk of diabetes and have analyzed your risk of diabetes through Grass-Diabetes.com the next step is how to reduce the chances by using simple yet effective measures. We have studied and found that there are many naturally available food and spices available very commonly are quite good in controlling the diabetes. Though we had earlier written about many good and bad foods for diabetes in our blog, we thought it will be worthwhile to talk specifically about a few common kitchen spices too.

You can refer to this treatment as alternative treatment but scientifically also it is proven that there are many natural food substances and ways like yoga or exercises which helps a person to control the excess fat in body thereby controlling his/her blood sugar levels.

Let’s begin to know the common spices which can help to control diabetes

CINNAMON - Yes, Cinnamon!

A great flavoring material, mostly available in Indian kitchen shelf’s which we would have sprinkled in so many curries and different Biriyani or Pulao items. Who would have thought that it has tremendous medicinal opportunities stored within?

How Cinnamon aids medically?

Cinnamon contains a flavonoid that closely mimics insulin activity—called “methyl hydroxyl chalcone polymer” (or MHCP). Research has shown that a combination of MHCP and insulin work together to regulate glucose metabolism. Researchers also noted that MHCP mimics insulin and, in most cases, can work alone.

Taking half a teaspoon of cinnamon a day can help lower your blood sugar and reduce your risks for dangerous diabetic complications. Or more easily, you may just sprinkle this delicious spice into hot or cold cereal, curd, and even coffee or tea once a day.

Though, we should be aware of the fact that Cinnamon contains some toxic materials which if taken in high levels, could cause problems, at the same time the best thing of these toxic material is that they are fat soluble. So, all you have to do is boil the cinnamon in water and the resulting watery solution can be used. Pour over the solution through a clean cotton cloth and you will get the MHCP which since is water-soluble, is still in the watery solution. The solid cinnamon residue can be thrown away. Just to be on safe side, if you’re taking insulin or another medication for diabetes and want to try cinnamon, just be sure to discuss it with your medical practitioner who can assist you in safely reducing down your medication.

There are many other kitchen spices which will help you in fighting diabetes, like:
  • Cumin Seeds
  • Small Cardamom
  • Black Pepper
  • Long Pepper
  • Fenugreek Seeds
  • Ajwain (carom seeds)

How to use them and what scientific value they provide, all of that we will continue in our upcoming blog… Be with us and let us know how we can help you to know more about diabetes!

Most importantly, remember in diabetes PREVENTION is the ONLY CURE. Apart from trying these simple kitchen recipe’s you should get aware of the diabetes risk you may have.

Grass-Diabetes.com makes your job as easier as possible. Just visit the web-portal fill your basic health details along with your family history of diabetes, your eating or any smoking/ drinking habit and your current health conditions. Once submitted a personalized report will be generated which will give you:
  • Susceptibility Score,
  • Percentage Risk of Developing Diabetes and
  • The age which when you shall get affected by type 2 diabetes.
The first part of report will show your risk status like the below image:

Once you have got to know the risk of diabetes, you can go through the preventive measures including dietary and exercise recommendations. These recommendations are also scientifically calculated and customized as per your data and the risk report as generated.

So, what are you thinking of?

 Visit Grass-Diabetes.com

Contact me for any doubt you may have.
Dr. MS Singhal
MD - Singhal Diabetic Clinic | www.Grass-Diabetes.com

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