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Fight Diabetes With These Herbs and Spices

By: for Natural News on Jan. 30, 2015
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According to the most recent American Diabetes Association report, 29.1 million Americans are diabetic. Additionally, the disease still held the rank of being the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. Over 8 million of that 29.1 are undiagnosed, unaware that they have the condition.

Therefore, it's wise for everyone to take a closer look at their dietary lifestyle and eat foods that help fight diabetes.

Several kinds of herbs and spices exist that keep the disease at bay. Here's a look at what Dr. Alexa Fleckenstein, author of The Diabetes Cure, swears by. The list of herbs, spices and information below are derived from her book. Supporting details and their sources are noted, if used.

1. Basil (Ocimum basilicum)

In a small study involving 40 type 2 diabetics, it was found that those consuming this herb were able to reduce their fasting blood glucose levels by approximately 17.6 percent. Additionally, their blood glucose levels after eating a meal were lowered by 7.3 percent.

Why not add their earthy yet semi-sweet leaves to more meals?

2. Bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus)

Bilberries' blue color, which exists on the inside as well as the outside, has antioxidants called anthocyanins. They're known to help fight diabetes and lower inflammation. In fact, an Institute of Public Health and Clinical Nutrition study found that regular ingestion of them led to improvements in glucose tolerance.

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