Stress and Diabetes: 5 Tips to Manage Them

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Over the years, Ayurveda has studied the root causes and analysed remedies for problems relating to unbalanced blood sugar. Unbalanced blood sugar, the root cause of diabetes, results in hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia, and weight gain. High blood sugar (hyperglycemia) increases the need to urinate, weight loss, fatigue, blurred vision and headaches. Stress, illness, infection or skipping insulin, lack of strenuous physical activity can increase your blood sugar. Here are remedies Ayurveda offers to combat the stress of high blood sugar:


Consume Raw Vegetables

Raw vegetables and herbs stimulate the pancreas. This enhances the insulin production. Control of dietary intake with plenty of green vegetables such as Bitter Gourd, string beans, cucumber, onion and garlic, fruits such as Indian Gooseberry, Jambul Fruit and Grapes and grains like Bengal gram and black gram should be focused upon.


One Bitter Dish Per Meal

The bitter gourd is regarded as the best remedy for diabetes. Drinking at least one tablespoon of bitter gourd juice daily will reduce blood sugar levels in your blood and urine. Having bitter gourd cooked in ghee for a period of three months will bring the diabetes down by a significant amount.


Avoid Sugar Intake

Be it rice, potato, banana, cereals or fruits, avoid such substances that have a high percentage of sugar content. Reduce sugar intake to under 6 teaspoons (24 grams) day by day for women and under 9 teaspoons (36 grams) every day for men.


Improve Your Lifestyle

Even minor lifestyle changes can reduce the risk of diabetes. Make sure you avoid sleeping during daytime, or smoking. Take adequate care of your eye: this can be done by ensuring less strain and proper rest for your eye. Exercising regularly and maintaining physical stamina also controls the stress from high blood sugar.


Yoga for Diabetes

Yoga asanas extend and stretch the lumbar and thoracic locales of our body, where the pancreas is found. This enhances the generation of insulin and brings down glucose. Yoga additionally has an immense, positive effect on our parasympathetic sensory system. It diminishes push hormones, which are a noteworthy trigger for diabetes. At the point when drilled well, yoga asanas rub the organs, enhance blood supply and restore the cells.




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