Diabetes is a rising cause of concern all across the globe. World Health Organization (WHO) predicts that approximately 8.7% of the population in India is the age group 20-70 is diabetic. A research published in the journal Lancet stated that more than 98 million Indians would suffer from diabetes by 2030.
While diet control is a hectic approach, certain additions to your diet could help manage diabetes. Medicines help to keep the blood sugar level under control. But, an overall healthy lifestyle is needed to manage the disease.
Sticking to daily exercise regimens, having a balanced diet, avoiding sweetened beverages, constantly stressing about blood sugar level can make you shy away from yet another diabetes management strategy. But, this approach is as easy as breathing.
All you need is a glass of water and some herbs from your garden.
Here are five diabetes-friendly detox drinks to keep you fit:
1. Onion water
Every dish is incomplete without the essence and flavour of onion. It is a must-have in every kitchen. While it is known for its flavour-enhancing properties, onions also manage diabetes. Consuming fresh onion is known to reduce blood glucose levels in Type-1 and Type-2 diabetes.
Add two chopped onions, one teaspoon lemon juice and a pinch of rock salt in a glass of water, blend everything, and without straining, consume the drink.
2. Curry leaf water
Curry leaves are loaded with fibre and antioxidants. Fibres slow down digestion and hence, metabolism, thus keeping the blood sugar in check. They also boost the insulin activity and stabilise blood sugar levels. Boil some curry leaves in a glass of water and drink.
3. Methi water
Methi dana water can lower blood sugar level in diabetics. It is rich in fibre and regulates the absorption of carbohydrates and sugar in the body. To obtain the best results, soak the methi overnight in water, boil it, strain it and drink the next morning.
4. Tulsi water
Tulsi has hypoglycaemic properties that regulate blood sugar levels in the body. Boil 6-8 leaves of tulsi in a glass of water and drink it hot or cold any time of the day.
5. Neem water
Neem leaves are filled with antioxidants, anti-inflammatory and anti-viral properties. It may be bitter in taste, but it does the body a lot of good. Boil a few neem leaves in water and drink.
So, chug these healthy concoctions and keep yourself fit and healthy.