herbs and other tips to lower blood sugar

tips to lower blood sugar

Rich in phytochemicals, many herbs and spices serve as anti-inflammatory. They are my top tips to lower blood sugar in clients naturally.  Here are two of my favorites.

Basil—Basil is commonly used as aromatherapy. Why? Basil has compounds in it that actually reduce stress in the body and normalizes levels of cortisol (your stress hormone). Your blood sugar spikes when you are under stress).

Using basil is one of many tips to lower blood sugar . When you reduce blood sugar fluctuations, you reduce weight gain, sugar cravings, and energy dips. And, when you reduce the effects of stress on the body, you are better able to stave off those nasty winter colds. So before you battle those holidays crowds, eat some basil!

Basil also has potent anti-inflammatory activity when compared to aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen. Traditional basil contains a compound called eugenol, which eases muscle spasms. Basil can also help relieve gas and soothe a turbulent tummy.

This is one powerful holiday superfood.

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Use it to boost cold weather immunity, to tackle stressful family, shopping, or travel plans, or to soothe your head and aching muscles after a sledding mishap or new year’s eve party.

Ginger—Known most for its ability to help with nausea and motion sickness, ginger increases digestive fluids and absorbs and neutralizes toxins and stomach acid. In addition, ginger helps ease inflammation in the body, with positive effects on arthritis and migraines. It helps with asthmatic symptoms or with severe cough. If you have a stubborn cold you can’t shake – some hot water that has been brewed with ginger can help to get things moving.

Ginger is quite versatile – you can use it in almost everything.

If ginger is not a big part of your diet – start sprinkling a little fresh ginger into your salad or sauces. Ginger is not just for gingerbread!

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