- Diabetes causes fluctuations in blood sugar levels
- Diabetes can be controlled with wise eating habits
- Diabetes Day is celebrated on November 14th
November 14th is celebrated as World Diabetes Day every year. The day aims to raise awareness of the special condition that affects millions of people around the world. If nothing is done to treat the disease, diabetes can affect your other organs, such as your kidneys and eyes. Reports of diabetes-related cardiovascular problems are also common. What is Diabetes Diabetes is a condition in which your body either doesn’t make enough insulin or doesn’t respond to the insulin it makes.
There are many types of diabetes: type 1, type 2, type 3, gestational, and pre-diabetes. Since there is no known cure for diabetes, you can only treat the symptoms.
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Your diet plays a vital role in managing diabetes. Many foods are known to keep blood sugar levels under control. One of them is our humble onion. Yes that’s right! Including onions in your diabetic diet is actually a great idea, but one needs to be very careful with portion size. A study published in the journal Environmental Health Insights found that eating fresh onions lowered blood sugar levels in both type 1 and type 2 diabetics. Onion also has a low glycemic index. That said, it is digested slowly and allows sugar to be slowly released into the bloodstream.
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Diabetes Diet: Onions are great for treating diabetes
You can use onions as you like. They are so versatile that there is really no shortage of ideas. Use them in soups, stews, salads, or sandwiches. You can also use them to make onion water, a simple, low-calorie detox drink that you can consume every morning.
Here’s what you need to do to make onion water to treat diabetes:
- 2 chopped onions
- 1 cup of water
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 Steinsalz socket
Take a blender and mix all the ingredients together. Do not burden. It is important that you get the fibers.
The salt will help cut the sharpness of the onions. You can exclude the salt entirely if you want. If your body allows on a certain day, you can add some honey to the mixture as well. However, make sure that you have checked your blood sugar levels in advance.
In addition to treating diabetes, onion water is also good for immunity and skin health due to the wide variety of antioxidants it contains. However, you need to be very careful with the serving. Excess can be harmful in the long run.
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