Monday, 8 September 2014

Common Kitchen Spices To Push Back Diabetes - Part 2

Fighting Diabetes with spices kept in your kitchen...

The medical world is full of breakthrough researches which are updating humankind about how the internal and external environment and a person’s lifestyle negatively affect the human body. A recent research tells us that it’s not only obesity but even the fact that which part of our body is storing excess fat affects the blood pressure levels in our body. Recently from a sampling exercise, researchers have established the fact that having excess fat on abdomen or as it is called in general, the ‘love handles’ severely affects the high blood pressure.

These kind of researches always made us thinking on how to make the information related to “risk of diabetes” to reach each and every individual in the easiest way possible but without compromising on the quality of information. was born out of this simple idea. Through our over two decades of experience in diabetes treatment we had screened and profiled thousands of patient’s files to understand the common factors affecting an individual in acquiring Type 2 Diabetes. Our team of computer programmers used these medical factors and converted them in an algorithm which can work on a web-portal. We called it Genetic Risk Assessment Scoring System for Diabetes i.e.; when you enter your general health profile, your family history of diabetes and also your lifestyle which includes eating habits, exercise routine and also any alcohol or cigarette smoking habits a customized risk report is generated like this:

The above report will have your Diabetes Susceptibility Score as compared to normal population, your Percentage Risk of developing diabetes due to your diabetogenic activity and family history and also the report will give you an Approximate Age by which you may develop diabetes.

Well, of course our purpose is not only to give you the risk report but also to update you on the prevention methods, hence the other part of Grass-Diabetes report contains customized preventive steps as per your risk status. We also started writing these blogs to have an interaction point with you all and share with you the simple day-to-day activities and measures you can follow to avoid diabetes. Remember Type 2 Diabetes can’t be treated, it can only be controlled but it is certainly avoidable depending upon the case as may be.

As a diabetes preventive method which we found interesting to share with you all, in our previous blog we wrote about “Kitchen Spices that can help you to Push Back Diabetes”. So, have you tried cinnamon as was suggested in our last blog? If yes, tell us your experience at the below mentioned email address.

In this continuing blog we are introducing few more spices which shall help you in controlling your sugar levels:

  • Turmeric Powder - A very popular ingredient used in Asia and India in particular almost on daily basis. This has been also used and suggested by Ayurveda for thousands of years as a detoxification herb protecting liver.
  • Garlic - A good antioxidant which  works against the free-radical damage produced by high - blood sugar
  • Basil Leafs - Popular in Indian ayurvedic medical system. It constrains alpha amylase an enzyme in saliva that breaks down starches into sugars, and also glucosidases - an enzyme which works in the pancreas and intestines that break down complex carbohydrates into sugar
  • Fenugreek Seeds - A promising spice in diabetes, which has shown improvements in fasting blood sugar levels and insulin sensitivity
  • Ginger - Well known for its digestive, anti-inflammatory, and as an anti-nausea medicine. Ginger has shown ability to improve insulin sensitivity, reduce oxidation, and improve cholesterol too

We have included some very effective and popular spices in our report under preventive steps to push back diabetes.
  • Cumin Seeds
  • Small Cardamom
  • Black Pepper
  • Long Pepper
  • Ajwain (carom seeds)

The method and quantity of above listed spices are given in detail as per the personal customized risk report, hence is not generalized. You can easily get the details of how to include below spices in your daily diet by signing-up here.

How a few spices like these help us better in controlling the high sugar levels?

Well, the fact is; when we have high blood sugar levels a process known as protein glycation occurs, which produces AGE compounds (advanced glycation end-products). Now, on the other hand we have some spices in the form of different seeds, bark of trees, or roots of some plants and trees which have higher levels of polyphenols. It is found that there exists a strong connection in polyphenol content in some herbs and spices which has ability to block the formation of AGE compounds.

Stay Healthy. Know Your Diabetes Risks.

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Dr. MS Singhal
MD - Singhal Diabetic Clinic |

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