Treating Diabetes with Natural Remedies

Are there really natural remedies for diabetes? In this article, let’s take a closer look at diabetes and how you can reduce the risk of developing this condition. Then, we will take a look at some of the most popular natural remedies for diabetes.

What is Diabetes?

Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disorder which involves the level of sugar or glucose in the blood. Recent diabetes news by the World Health Organization reveals three types of Diabetes: Type 1, Type 2 and Gestational Diabetes. Gestational Diabetes can be developed by women during their pregnancy or gestation period and disappear after the child’s delivery.

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A Food List for People with Diabetes

A person with diabetes is more prone to complications brought about by excessive levels of sugar in the blood. To avoid complications, it’s important to follow a diabetic diet plan. It isn’t just sugar that causes diabetes but too much calories that can put one in danger. In this article, let’s discuss how you can make healthy food choices.

A Balanced Diabetic Diet Plan

Fiber-rich vegetables and fruits such as spinach, broccoli, lettuce and urugula are healthy substitutes to processed food products. Meanwhile, whole grain products like brown rice, brown pasta and wheat bread are great substitutes to the white variety. Fish are great source of protein and omega-3. In fact, people with diabetes are encouraged to eat fish at least 3 times a week. Skim milk and non-fat dairy products are also recommended.

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Diabetic Safe Recipe: Lemon-Nutmeg Scones

lemon nutmeg scone with dried cherries
lemon nutmeg scone with dried cherries
This is a great recipe I found on Diabetic Living.  Taste great and if you keep these in a Tupperware bowl with a tight lid, they will stay soft.  We also put a slice of white bread in the bowl, my friend SWEARS that if you do this it will keep baked goods soft for days after you bake them.

INGREDIENTS

1 1/4 cups flour

3/4 cup oat bran

3 tablespoons sugar*

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/4 cup butter

1  6- ounce carton lemon, orange or peach low fat yogurt with sweetener

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Diabetic Safe Recipe: Ziti With Meat Sauce

Here is a great recipe I tried today. I got it out of Diabetic Living Magazine.

Use 95% lean ground beef in this recipe – this will keep it low fat and low cal.ziti-with-meat-sauce
Prep time 20 – 30 mins
Cook time : 25 mins
Makes 8 servings

Per serving: 297 cal, 7 grams of fat, 46 mg chol, 464 mg sodium, 36g carb, 3 g fiber, 22 protien
Exchanges: 2 starch 1 vegatable, 2 lean meat, carb choices 2.5

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