Ginger Drink to Control Sugar Levels

Importance of Spices 

Spices are natural substances that are inexpensive and easy to use. They are known for their various benefits; for example, they can help improve the taste of food, maintain body health, and help manage many diseases, including diabetes type 2. Today we will suggest making a drink using spices. Let’s make a warm ginger drink to control sugar levels.

In general, spices contain phenols, an antioxidant and active plant compound that can help manage diabetes mellitus. These compounds can help control blood sugar levels by increasing the ability of the intestine and cells to absorb sugar.

Ginger Drink to Control Sugar Levels

Meal type: beverages.

Servings: 2 people.

Preparation time: 5 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 2½ cups of boiling water.
  • 1 piece of fresh ginger.
  • 1 stick cinnamon.
  • Pinch of saffron.
  • 1 tablespoon oregano (optional).

How to Prepare the Drink

  1. Add the cinnamon to the water and let it boil over low heat for 3 minutes.
  2. Remove the cinnamon and add the rest of the ingredients.
  3. You can drink it after 5 or 10 minutes.

Ginger for Diabetes

The first ingredient used in today’s drink is ginger. You can use this root fresh, dried, or ground. It has a sharp smell, and it adds a strong spicy flavor to foods and drinks.

Ginger can help improve blood sugar levels. One of the active compounds in this root increases sugar absorption into muscle cells without using insulin. Moreover, the extracts found in ginger can interact with serotonin receptors, which can affect insulin secretion. Ginger is also used for weight loss. Patients with diabetes need to have a healthy weight to manage their condition and prevent it from deteriorating.

Cinnamon for Diabetes

The pancreas inability to produce enough insulin causes blood sugar levels to rise. Cinnamon can help lower sugar by mimicking the effect of insulin and increasing glucose transport into cells. It can also increase insulin sensitivity, thus making it more efficient to transport glucose. As for people who do not have diabetes, cinnamon can help them maintain blood sugar levels within normal ranges and reduce the risk of diabetes type 2.

Saffron for Diabetes

The last ingredient is saffron, which has many benefits, such as reducing the risk of heart diseases, improving blood sugar levels, and supporting eyesight and memory. Saffron contains manganese that helps regulate blood sugar by increasing insulin sensitivity.

Tip:
  • Avoid sweetened beverages, such as unnatural juices, sodas, and energy drinks. Replace them with water, regular milk, or tea and coffee without adding sugar. Cutting out these sugary drinks can help you control sugar levels and maintain a healthy weight.
  • Replace artificial sweeteners, such as white sugar, saccharin, aspartame, and sorbitol, with a natural sweetener such as honey, carob molasses, date molasses, or stevia.
  • You have to know the type of food that could cause high sugar levels and be careful not to eat it or eat it in small quantities, especially if it contains fats, starches, or sugars.
  • Measure your blood sugar levels daily with a home meter because it will help you manage your condition and prevent potential complications.
  • Exercise regularly because it helps maintain a healthy weight and manage blood sugar levels.
Tags: Diabetes

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