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“Boon For Diabetes”: Nutritionist Explains Tulsi’s Effects On Insulin 

Nutritionist Lovneet Batra calls Tulsi a “boon for diabetes” in her recent Instagram Stories. 

“Boon For Diabetes”: Nutritionist Explains Tulsi’s Effects On Insulin 

Diabetes: Adding tulsi to your diet can make you more sensitive to insulin and lower sugar levels

Diabetes, an extremely common ailment, is a health condition that is hugely impacted by the food you consume. High blood sugar levels from diabetes can damage your nerves, eyes, kidneys, and other organs if left untreated. There are three main types of diabetes – type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes. Following the prescribed medication, maintaining healthy body weight and eating healthy are some of the ways to keep your blood sugar level in check. Adding another tip to the list, nutritionist Lovneet Batra in her recent Instagram Stories shares that intake of a specific herb can keep blood sugar spikes in check. She even calls it a “boon for diabetes.”

No, it's not any rare herb, but Tulsi, which is grown in a majority of Indian households. The nutritionist explains that the Tulsi leaves are blessed with anti-oxidant properties and essential oils that produce components such as eugenol, methyl eugenol, and caryophyllene. These compounds, according to the nutritionist, aid the secretion of insulin and also increases the body's sensitivity to insulin.

Diet plays a crucial role in tackling diseases. In another post, Lovneet Batra also suggests 10 food items that people with diabetes should eat to control their blood sugar levels. Wondering what they are?

This is what she suggests:

1. Whole Grain

2. Chia seeds

3. Fruits

4. Vegetables

5. Garlic

6. Coriander seeds

7. Paneer ka phool

8. Buckwheat (Kuttu) tea

9. Bitter gourd petha juice

10. Apple cider vinegar

Watch the detailed video here:

Regular diabetes tests are also advised for early detection as well as management of blood sugar levels. 

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