Researchers evaluate the antidiabetic activity of Mentha arvensis (wild mint)

In this study, Indian researchers investigated the ability of Mentha arvensis (wild mint) to inhibit postprandial hyperglycemia. They reported their findings in an article published in the Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine. Interest in the use of alternative medicines to control diabetes, oxidative stress and related disorders has increased in recent years.One promising therapeutic approach is to … Continue reading Researchers evaluate the antidiabetic activity of Mentha arvensis (wild mint)

Gut bacteria can help fight the harmful effects of processed foods like cereals and pasta, scientists find

Research shows how a certain bacterium found in the human gut can break down a chemical commonly found in processed foods, such as ultra-pasteurized milk, pasta, chocolate and breakfast cereals. Published in Cell Host & Microbe, the findings generate invaluable insight into how gut microbes break down processed foods and lower the risk of health conditions often associated with those foods, such as … Continue reading Gut bacteria can help fight the harmful effects of processed foods like cereals and pasta, scientists find

Exploring the inhibitory activity of Tinospora cordifolia (heart-leaved moonseed) against diabetes symptoms

Researchers at Osmania University in India investigated anti-diabetic efficiency of the leaf extract of Tinospora cordifolia (heart-leaved moonseed), a plant used in Ayurveda and traditional folk medicine. They reported their findings in an article published in the International Journal of Green Pharmacy. Diabetes mellitus is a metabolic disorder that affects many people around the world, according to the World Health Organization.Because … Continue reading Exploring the inhibitory activity of Tinospora cordifolia (heart-leaved moonseed) against diabetes symptoms

Study: Clove extract may help improve blood sugar control and prevent diabetes

Cloves are the aromatic buds of the evergreen tree, Syzygium aromaticum. This potent spice is found in both whole and ground forms and is a versatile food ingredient used for seasoning pot roasts and adding flavor to hot beverages and desserts. In Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine, clove is used to treat influenza, cough, digestive problems, toothache, nausea and vomiting, … Continue reading Study: Clove extract may help improve blood sugar control and prevent diabetes

This common mineral helps lower insulin resistance in people with Type 2 diabetes

Magnesium is one of the most abundant minerals in Nature. It can even be found inside the human body. Magnesium is an essential mineral because the body needs it but can’t produce it. It is involved in over 300 bodily processes, including the production of health-supporting antioxidants like glutathione and the metabolism of vitamin D. In addition, magnesium … Continue reading This common mineral helps lower insulin resistance in people with Type 2 diabetes

Incorporating magnesium-rich foods into your diet helps reduce insulin resistance even if you don’t have diabetes

Magnesium is an essential nutrient that contributes to overall health. It plays a key role in several bodily processes, including the regulation of muscle and nerve function, blood sugar and blood pressure control, protein synthesis and the formation of strong bones. Multiple studies have found that magnesium helps reduce insulin resistance — a major factor in the development and … Continue reading Incorporating magnesium-rich foods into your diet helps reduce insulin resistance even if you don’t have diabetes

Lower your blood sugar and prevent nerve damage linked to diabetes with alpha-lipoic acid

Alpha-lipoic acid, or ALA, is an organic compound that acts as a powerful antioxidant. It’s both water- and fat-soluble, which means it can work in every cell or tissue in the body. The antioxidant properties of ALA are linked to several health benefits, including lower blood sugar levels, reduced inflammation and improved nerve function. For these reasons, experts suggest that … Continue reading Lower your blood sugar and prevent nerve damage linked to diabetes with alpha-lipoic acid

Extracts from garlic, white onion and purple onion exert inhibitory effects against enzymes linked to diabetes and hypertension

Researchers at the Federal University of Technology in Nigeria evaluated the effects of the aqueous extract of garlic, white onion and purple onion on the activity of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE), a-amylase and a-glucosidase in vitro. They reported their findings in an article published in the Journal of Dietary Supplements. Spices are used in cooking and serve as ingredients in several traditional … Continue reading Extracts from garlic, white onion and purple onion exert inhibitory effects against enzymes linked to diabetes and hypertension

Working out before eating breakfast helps burn more fat and keeps your blood sugar in check, reveals study

While it’s well-known that exercise is important to maintain good health, specifics like the best time to work out remain nebulous and confusing. Now, a team led by British researchers suggests that one optimal time to work out is before eating breakfast. In their study, which was published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, the researchers report … Continue reading Working out before eating breakfast helps burn more fat and keeps your blood sugar in check, reveals study

Eating bitter melon is a great way to keep diabetes at bay

Momordica charantia, commonly known as bitter melon or bitter gourd, is a fruit-bearing tropical vine that belongs to the Cucurbitaceae (gourd) family. It is closely related to cucurbits typically found in the human diet, such as pumpkins, melons, squash and zucchinis. The fruit of this medicinal plant is popular as a disease-fighting superfood. In fact, extracts from different parts of … Continue reading Eating bitter melon is a great way to keep diabetes at bay