5 Herbs and Spices for Diabetes Prevention

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5 Herbs and Spices for Diabetes Prevention

Eating healthily is important to help you fight age-related issues. But, a healthy diet, with the right herbs and spices, can also help to prevent the onset of diabetes.

Diabetes, the lack of your body’s ability to process sugar properly, can lead to an array of issues. These include hunger, thirst, fatigue, and even weight loss. But, more importantly, it leads to long term kidney damage and issues with your nerves or even your eyes.

It can also lead to death, there were approximately 1.6 million deaths in 2016 which were directly attributed to diabetes.

If you already have diabetes then the following herbs may also help you to reduce your blood sugar levels and reactivate your insulin capabilities. Of course, you’ll need to invest in a Freestyle Libre system that provides continuous blood monitoring. The information is directed to your app, allowing you to study the data and decide what changes you’re making are really affecting your blood sugar levels; for better or worse.


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This is commonly used in curry dishes and has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine to improve blood sugar control as well as helping with insulin resistance.

Research confirms the potential of this spice.


Lemon, in low concentrations, has been found to improve the health of your liver and even help you to control your blood sugar levels.

It’s easy to add to your diet, just enjoy a slice of lemon in hot water a couple of times a day.

Holistic medicines use it to reduce stress, anxiety and even help you to relax.


Specifically black tea. Although green tea and oolong tea are effective, research suggests black tea is more effective at reducing the absorption rate of blood sugar. This prevents as much sugar from getting into your bloodstream, reducing the issue of insulin response and sensitivity.


Cumin is another herb that has been used in Ayurveda medicine. It has commonly been used to treat fevers, reduce pain, and help with hyperglycemia.

In fact, lab tests have also shown that it can knock out free radicals, effectively reducing oxidative stress, reducing the risk of cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and heart disease.

Further studies show that cumin is also filled with antioxidants that could help reduce cholesterol levels and improve insulin control.

Research also suggests that fenugreek is likely to have a similar effect on your body.



This is actually a type of tea and one that has been a favorite with connoisseurs for many years. It is a variant of green tea but is usually found in a powdered form.

A study in 2009 showed that drinking matcha 2 can help to reduce your cholesterol levels and regulate blood sugar.

This is in keeping with other research extolling the power of green tea in general; it has been associated with lowering blood pressure, preventing diabetes, and even preventing against some forms of cancer.

Taking the right herb won’t just help to prevent diabetes, it can actually improve your health!

Stacey Chillemi


I am on a mission to transform the health of millions worldwide. Check out my website at staceychillemi.com. I am a popular and recognizable health and lifestyle reporter and expert, columnist and health host. Author of The Complete Guide to Natural Healing and Natural Remedies for Common Conditions, along with 20 other published books. I am the founder of The Complete Herbal Guide and a recognized health and natural remedies expert, with over 20 years in practice as a Health Coach. I write for the Huffington Post, Huff Post, Thrive Global and Medium (Owned by Arianna Huffington). I have been a guest on the Dr. Oz Show, local news, and numerous radio shows. My focus is on natural healing, herbal remedies, alternative methods, self-motivation, food for medicine, nutrition, fitness, natural beauty remedies and the power of positive thinking.



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