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Sugar Bombs: Diabetic? It’s Time to Embrace Karela & Methi

Dr. Shubham Pant tells you the sweet benefits of bitter gourd to tame your blood sugar.

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There’s a reason you don’t like bitter gourd – its bitter!

But if your grandma is always trying to make you eat karela – she is not wrong. The wise old lady knows a thing or two about how to counter sugar flowing through your body.

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Dadi Tips To Handle Your Blood Sugar

Dr. Shubham Pant tells you the sweet benefits of bitter gourd to tame your blood sugar.
Karela (Photo: iStock)

A little bit of Karela juice early morning on an empty stomach is recommended for diabetics. It contains a chemical called Charantin, which is known to reduce high blood glucose levels.

Dr. Shubham Pant tells you the sweet benefits of bitter gourd to tame your blood sugar.
Fenugreek (Photo: iStock)

Add Methi or Fenugreek to your arsenal to battle sugar. Methi slows absorption of sugars in the stomach and stimulate insulin. Both of these effects lower blood sugar in people with diabetes.

Dr. Shubham Pant tells you the sweet benefits of bitter gourd to tame your blood sugar.
Jamun (Photo: iStock)

Finally, fruits generally contain natural fructose that gradually increases blood sugar levels. But jamun is a wonder fruit for diabetics. A chemical called jamboline present in jamun seeds is known to lower blood sugar level for a longer duration.

Now, go home and show some love to that poor bitter karela, will you?

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(The Quint is reposting this story on World Diabetes Day. The story was originally published on 5 July, 2015.)

There’s a reason you don’t like bitter gourd – its bitter!

But if your grandma is always trying to make you eat karela – she is not wrong. The wise old lady knows a thing or two about how to counter sugar flowing through your body.

ADVERTISEMENTREMOVE AD
ADVERTISEMENT

Dadi Tips To Handle Your Blood Sugar

Dr. Shubham Pant tells you the sweet benefits of bitter gourd to tame your blood sugar.
Karela (Photo: iStock)

A little bit of Karela juice early morning on an empty stomach is recommended for diabetics. It contains a chemical called Charantin, which is known to reduce high blood glucose levels.

Dr. Shubham Pant tells you the sweet benefits of bitter gourd to tame your blood sugar.
Fenugreek (Photo: iStock)

Add Methi or Fenugreek to your arsenal to battle sugar. Methi slows absorption of sugars in the stomach and stimulate insulin. Both of these effects lower blood sugar in people with diabetes.

Dr. Shubham Pant tells you the sweet benefits of bitter gourd to tame your blood sugar.
Jamun (Photo: iStock)

Finally, fruits generally contain natural fructose that gradually increases blood sugar levels. But jamun is a wonder fruit for diabetics. A chemical called jamboline present in jamun seeds is known to lower blood sugar level for a longer duration.

Now, go home and show some love to that poor bitter karela, will you?

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