Diabetes is a condition where our bodies have elevated blood sugar levels because the body stop producing insulin or it does not respond well to insulin. The American Diabetes Association recommends good control of blood sugars in order to reduce the risk of heart attacks. Recently clinical diabetes study was halted after researchers found an increased death rate among those taking higher doses of blood sugar-lowering medication.
The fact is that adverse effects from medications are the fourth-leading cause of death in the US (after heart disease, cancer and stroke). About 6% of patients who take two medications daily will experience a drug interaction. If you’re taking five medications a day, the risk rises to 50%. New results from a large government-run trial confirm that very aggressive treatment to lower blood sugar is associated with an increased risk of death in people with type 2 at high risk for heart attack and stroke.
9.3% of Americans 29.1 million people have diabetes. Depending on what type of diabetes a person has, it is often reversible with changes to one’s lifestyle. You should know that prescription drugs for diabetes could be harmful to your body and a natural approach is best! Juicing has become increasingly popular but especially so for diabetics. Contrary to what some people believe, the natural sugar from fruits is not bad for diabetics.
Use these Smoothie recipes to get your blood sugar levels under control!
Spinach and Celery Juice
3 Handfuls of spinach
1 green apple
1 cucumber (optional)
2 celery stalks with leaves
Wash and peel the carrot and green apple and remove the apple seeds. Juice the carrot and green apple together with spinach and celery.
Handful of spinach
3 slices of cucumber
1/2 stalk of celery
1 teaspoon of organic cinnamon
2 frozen strawberries
1 tablespoon of flax seed
1/2 cup of blueberries(frozen or fresh)
3 tablespoon of organic rolled oats
1 tablespoon of raw cacao
6 ounces of unsweetened almond milk
Blast all the ingredients in a Nutri Bullet and enjoy! Makes around 8 to 10 ounces.
Pineapple-Strawberry Green Smoothie
1 and 1/2 cups kale
1/2 cup parsley
2 cups fresh pineapple
1 cups whole strawberries
1 medium banana, peeled
1 Tbsp Hemp seeds
Mix all the ingredients and drink!