Turmeric may be one of the most effective anti-inflammatory spices in existence. It has long been known as being a powerful spice that has been used in India for thousands of years: used as a spice and a medicinal herb. Believe it or not, it may help you better control your Type 2 diabetes. A study published in The International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism looked at turmeric and its active compound curcumin and its ability to help manage Type 2 diabetes.
Here is what the research says about turmeric and Type 2 diabetes…
- increased glucose uptake,
- reduced hyperglycemia,
- improved pancreatic cell function, and
- diminished liver glucose production.
Overall studies on turmeric in regards to managing Type 2 diabetes found beneficial effects when it came to lowering blood sugar levels.
In addition to diabetes support, turmeric holds powerful anti-inflammatory health benefits, and the better you manage your inflammation, the better your health will be in general as the majority of disease seen today is linked to some form of inflammation. Tumeric helps your body to fight any foreign invaders. It also helps in repairing damage to your body.
Turmeric in addition to…
- removing processed sugars,
- processed foods, and
- additives from your diet,
can significantly help reduce the overall inflammatory load on your body.
How to Add Turmeric to Your Diet. So, how do you go about adding turmeric to your diet plan? One of the best ways is to make a turmeric milk latte using…
- ground turmeric,
- full-fat unsweetened coconut milk,
- a pinch of cracked black pepper, and
- a teaspoon of raw honey.
Enjoy this milk latte as an evening treat to help wind down your day, reduce inflammation, and support blood sugar balance. You can even add a pinch of ground cinnamon for added blood sugar support.
Here are some other ways you can add turmeric to your diet…
- blended into a smoothie,
- added to stir fries,
- enjoy a turmeric tea,
- sprinkle it over dark leafy green vegetables,
- use it in soup, or
- add a pinch to frittatas or omelets.
Turmeric is one of those spices proven to have more health benefits than one can count, and blood sugar management happens to be one of them. To help support overall health, and to help boost your diabetes management plan, try making turmeric a regular part of your diet plan. A little goes a long way, so you don’t have to add a ton, just a sprinkle here and there, or a mug of turmeric milk will do your body good!