Ayurveda foods to prevent diabetes

  1. FENUGREEK SEEDS Possessing hypoglycemic properties, fenugreek seeds help reduce blood glucose levels significantly. They are also found beneficial for improving glucose tolerance and to stimulate secretion of glucose dependent insulin. Ground fenugreek seeds and turmeric can also be taken with a glass of milk twice daily.
  2. AMLA One of the richest sources of vitamin C, Amla helps regulate the function of pancreas to maintain blood glucose levels in balance.
  3. JAMUN Jamun or Indian blackberry is considered a major antidiabetic food in Ayurveda. Along with the rich antioxidant properties, Jamun contains jamboline, a chemical which helps slow down the diastatic conversion of starch into sugar. Jamun can be eaten raw. Its seeds can be added in lukewarm water in powdered form.
  4. BITTER GOURD Being rich in plant insulin, bitter gourd is highly recommended for decreasing high blood sugar levels. It also contains essential compounds which aids in the absorption of glucose.
  5. TRIPHALA The combination of three fruits – amlaki, bibhitaki and haritaki, triphala is a powerful antioxidant effective in lowering the blood sugar levels. A decoction made of triphala and turmeric can be taken daily to manage diabetes.