Stop the Progression of Type 2 Diabetes Symptoms – This Spice Defeats Diabetes
Once type 2 diabetes starts raising its ugly head, a vicious downward slide begins.
Traditionally, the only way to slow it down has been using strict diet changes, exercise, and losing weight. And often, even that’s not enough.
But a study published in the latest Journal of the Endocrine Society reveals a common spice that can put type 2 diabetes progression to a quick stop.
What’s more, this spice is dirt cheap and can be found in all supermarkets.
Prediabetes involves many of the same symptoms that diabetes does, including high blood glucose and glucose tolerance. But it is not as out-of-control and is still easier to treat than diabetes. For this reason, it is important to find ways to prevent prediabetes from progressing to diabetes.
To confirm or possibly disprove the findings of previous studies, researchers decided to test the effectiveness of cinnamon on prediabetes sufferers. They recruited 39 participants from the Kyung Hee University Medical Center in Seoul and another 12 from the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, Massachusetts.
All of the participants were adults with high fasting glucose, defined as between 100 and 125 mg/dL, and impaired glucose tolerance, defined as a 2-hour plasma glucose level of 140-199 mg/dL.
The subjects were divided into two groups: one that received a 500 mg capsule of cinnamon powder three times a day, and one that received a placebo consisting of a capsule with cellulose and cinnamon coloring and flavor.
The subjects took the capsules for 12 weeks and their prediabetes parameters were tested at the beginning of the study and again after six and 12 weeks.
Over the 12 weeks, fasting glucose increased by approximately five mg/dL in the placebo group but remained constant in the cinnamon treatment group.
Compared with the placebo group, the cinnamon group also displayed a smaller area under the curve for plasma glucose following the two-hour oral glucose tolerance test: 19,946 compared with 21,389 mg/dL, to be precise.
Regarding glucose tolerance, the cinnamon also did a good job. Two hours after the oral glucose tolerance test, the cinnamon group had blood glucose levels between 20 and 27 mg/dL lower than those of the placebo group, showing that glucose cleared better and faster from their blood because of the cinnamon.
There were no significant differences between the two groups after six weeks, suggesting that the effects of cinnamon probably only last while taking the supplement.
It is a pity the study did not continue for longer to see whether the benefits of the cinnamon supplements increased even further after 12 weeks of use.
Stop the Progression of Type 2 Diabetes Symptoms – The Easiest Way to Improve Type 2 Diabetes
If you’re suffering Type 2 Diabetes or pre-diabetes, then for sure your doctor has told you to exercise.
Well, that may not be the right advice if researchers from Maastricht University Medical Centre are right. They published their findings in the December 2017 edition of the journal Diabetologia.
Yes, you must move, but in a very specific way.
Some medical specialists believe diseases result from a lack of vigorous exercise, while others believe diseases stem from too much sedentary time.
If the latter is the case, medical authorities can prescribe regular walking, instead of a heavy exercise routine to stay healthy.
The Dutch researchers recruited 19 patients with type 2 diabetes, gave them all the same diet, and assigned them to one of three groups:
1. A sitting group that sat for 14 hours, stood up for one hour, and leisurely walked around for one hour per day (4,415 steps.)
2. An exercise group that leisurely walked 4,823 steps, moderately to vigorously cycled 1.1 hours, and sat for the rest of the day (also approximately 14 hours.)
3. A sit less group that stood up for three hours and walked leisurely for two hours (17,502 steps) by breaking up their sitting bouts every 30 minutes.
The exercise and sit less programs were designed to burn the same number of calories.
After four days of this, the groups swapped, until all three groups had done all three programs.
While both the exercise and sit less programs reduced their average glucose levels over a 24-hour period, the sit less program was more effective at countering their resistance to insulin.
As such, the sit less program may even be better than the exercise program.
Stop the Progression of Type 2 Diabetes Symptoms – These Berries Reverse Type 2 Diabetes
The berries in the study I’ll be telling you about today are so powerful that in the highest intake they were proven as effective as common type 2 diabetes drugs.
And that is without causing any side effects.
What’s more, the study subjects taking these berries gained no weight – even those who consumed quite an unhealthy diet.
The catch is, however, that the berries need to be prepared in a very specific way.
Researchers have long known that specific nutrients in berries, named anthocyanins, have a beneficial effect on people with type 2 diabetes. That is why the American Association of Diabetes recommends that diabetics eat large amounts of berries.
In the last few years, medical scientists also realized that they could increase the concentration of anthocyanins in berries by fermenting them.
Based on this discovery, academics at the University of Illinois started wondering whether an alcohol-free berry wine would be an even better natural dietary addition for diabetics than normal berries. They used an alcohol-free beverage because alcohol is sugar-rich and may increase, instead of reduce blood sugar.
They first gave mice a high-fat and high-sugar diet for a couple of weeks to induce type 2 diabetes.
They then made a fermented berry drink with 70 percent of blackberries and 30 percent of blueberries by first fermenting the berries in low temperatures, and then replacing the alcohol with water.
They divided the diabetic mice into five groups:
– The first received pure water to drink
– The second received the diabetes drug sitagliptin.
– The other three received the fermented berry drink with three different
concentrations of anthocyanins: high, medium, and low.
They found that the mice given the fermented drinks had lower blood glucose levels than those given the water, and that they put on no weight, even while they were on a seriously unhealthy diet.
In addition, their bodies managed to deposit glucose in their muscles and organs where it was used as energy.
The mice that were given the fermented drink with the highest concentration anthocyanins benefited as much as those on the diabetes drug.
Unfortunately, this berry drink is not available in the shops, and fermenting berries at home will probably produce products with too much sugar to match these effects.
Mentioning alcohol-free grape wine that is already produced for diabetics, the authors recommend that wine makers use this research to produce an alcohol-free berry wine. Hopefully we’ll see more varieties on the market soon.
To learn how to stop the progression of type 2 diabetes symptoms, watch this video – How to Reverse Type 2 Diabetes Naturally
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