Ayurvedic Treats for People with diabetes


bitter gourd for diabetesHaving diabetes makes your food options limited. The following Ayurvedic treats are diabetic-friendly and easy to make.

  • Drink at least one tablespoon of bitter gourd juice. It will reduce your blood sugar levels in your blood and urine.
  • Mix 1 tbsp of Indian gooseberry juice with 1 cup of fresh bitter gourd juice. Daily consumption for at least two months will enable the pancreas to secrete insulin.
  • Mix 100g of ground fenugreek seeds with 50g of turmeric and white pepper. Take 1 tsp of the powder followed by a glass of water. Alternatively, you may also put the powder in your tea. Drink twice daily.
  • Make a salad using 2 or 3 Indian gooseberry and 2-3 inches of fresh turmeric slices. Consume the salad 30 minutes before your lunch or dinner.

Aparna K. BAMS, MD, PhD

Aparna is one of the few specialists worldwide with a PhD in Ayurveda. Born into an Ayurvedic family which operates a traditional Ayurvedic Panchakarma hospital in Kerala, India, she grew up observing her father, the renowned Dr Padmanabhan.

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