Hyperglycaemia means high blood sugar or glucose. Glucose comes from the foods you eat, which generally contain excessive amounts of refined sugar. This condition is a hallmark of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes as well of prediabetes.
Apart from making a conscious effort to reduce your artificial sugar intake, you should also familiarize yourself with foods that can regulate your blood sugar levels. The best and most efficient method to start with is by adding particular ingredients to your daily water consumption.
As unbelievable as it sounds, cinnamon and clove can do wonders for your blood sugar levels. Adding these spices to water or make a delicious tea is something you can start doing on regular basis.
- 5l water,
- 2 sticks of organic cinnamon (powdered cinnamon is not water soluble!)
- 3g organic cloves
It’s advisable to use larger quantities of water for this recipe so as to make this water mixture easily available whenever you’re thirsty. When it comes to the health benefits it provides, cinnamon helps your body to absorb food more slowly, which on the other hand, considerably decreases your blood sugar spikes after meals. This powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial spice is also efficient in promoting your body’s ability to properly metabolize glucose.
If taken regularly, cloves have the unique ability to reduce the glucose in your bloodstream. They can imitate the process of insulin production, thus fighting against insulin resistance and inefficient glucose distribution, all of which leads to balanced blood sugar levels.
When combined together, cinnamon and clove are a powerful combination that helps your body to metabolize glucose more efficiently thus regulating your blood sugar levels, and ultimately preventing diabetes. Plus, these two spices keep your cholesterol levels low and reduce the triglycerides count in your body.
Apart from making flavoured water, you can also use these herbs to savour your fruit, meats, stir-fries and sautéed vegetables.
People experiencing pre-diabetic symptoms, and those already affected with diabetes can have numerous benefits by consuming at least ½ a teaspoon twice a day.
It’s important to know the amazing health benefits these herbs have and include them regularly in your dietary regime, either in your water, tea or to spice up your meals.
Below there’s a list of symptoms that normally indicate high blood sugar.
Mild High Blood Sugar Levels:
– Increased thirst (persistent)
– Unexplained weight loss
– Dry mouth
Severely High Blood Sugar Levels:
– Extremely thirsty
– Blurry vision
– Warm, dry skin
– Strong, sweet breath odour
– Loss of appetite
If you’ve been experiencing any of the above mentioned symptoms for some time, you should consult your health care provider.