The world health organization recently showed some shocking statistics about diabetes: 374 million people around the world have diabetes. In America, almost 10% of the population is diabetic. In the UK, it is around 5%. These statistics do not include the population that is pre-diabetic or do not realize they have diabetes. Also, research from the ADA shows that 25% of Americans have pre-diabetes. Lowering the blood sugar is essential for reducing the risk of heart disease or some other health complications. It is obvious that diabetes is a disease that results with a high sugar concentration in the blood, and reducing the amount of blood sugar would be beneficial for everyone who has diabetes or is pre-diabetic. However increased blood sugar is only a symptom, not the cause of the disease. The real problems are chronic inflammation and increased insulin levels from a diet rich in refined carbohydrates and also a sedentary lifestyle. The good news is that 93 percent of diabetes is largely preventable with implementing some healthy habits in your lifestyle like proper diet and exercise.
Most medications and insulin reduce blood sugar through increasing insulin. All of this leads to more heart diseases and more diabetic patients. Despite the evidence that some changes in our lifestyle works better than medications, we continue to pay billions of dollars annually for this type of care. But there is a way to reduce the medications and even to stop taking it at all.
The following smoothie recipes will help you to reverse your type 2 diabetes.
Grape and Orange juice
– 1 cup fresh juice from red grapes
– 2 oranges
– 1 apple
– 1/2 cup of water
– Three teaspoons of stevia sweetener l
Directions: Wash the ingredients and combine the grape juice, oranges, apple and blend this in a blender along with stevia and the water.
The juice is rich in fibers. Fibers help sugar from the juice to absorbs slower and will not come to significant increasing of blood sugar levels. It is also rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants and has strong anti-inflammatory effects.
String beans and Brussel sprouts juice
– 10-12 Brussel sprouts
– 2 cups String beans
– 1 Cucumber (optional)
– 1 Lemon
Directions: Wash all ingredients and then peel the lemon. Juice all four ingredients in a juicing machine.
Green beans and brussel sprouts, combined are rich in minerals, vitamin B6, and insulin.
Tomatoes, Watercress, and Parsley juice
– 5 Springs watercress
– 1 Cup parsley
– 2 Tomatoes
– 1 Apple
Directions: Wash the ingredients and then cut the apple into smaller pieces. Juice all of the ingredients in a juicing machine.
This smoothie recipe is great for preventing heart diseases and stroke. In a research has been proven that an apple a day can reduce significantly cholesterol levels and the inflammation in the blood vessels. Tomatoes contain lycopene and can reduce the bad cholesterol (LDL cholesterol) by 10 percent if consumed daily. Watercress is rich in beta-carotene and other antioxidants. Also, reduces the risk of heart disease and other serious health conditions such as cancer.