TopicType 2 Diabetes - Can Dietary Supplements Help Control Your Blood Sugar?
If you are normally sedentary, why not start out with a 10 minute walk each day, andStrictionDgradually work up to a half hour? The good news is you can reverse your health problems, lower blood sugar levels, lose weight, and feel more energized than you have in years.
One of the foods that helps in the control of your Type 2 diabetes, includes the humble onion. For at least four thousand years the humble onion has served not just as food but also as medicine in ancient Egypt, in India, and around the world.
Among the many applications of the onion is blood sugar control, making this inexpensive and tasty vegetable one of the most useful functional foods for Type 2 diabetics.
How Does The Humble Onion Aid Type 2 Diabetics? Onions whether cooked or raw, contain a substance... allyl propyl disulfide (APDS), that is actually capable of dramatically lowering your blood sugars levels. APDS apparently helps to prevent your liver's deactivation of insulin, therefore insulin remains in your bloodstream longer and this helps to lower your blood sugar levels.
Restrains the Liver From Releasing Sugar in the AM: Onions work to help keep blood sugar levels in control in much the same way as the drug metformin. They contain sulfur-bearing compounds (the same compounds that can be stinky on the breath), that regulate the activities of two important enzymes in your liver. These sulfur compounds moderate the action of the enzymes glucose-6-phosphatase and hexokinase to restrain the liver from releasing as much sugar early in the morning and also in times of stress.