Diabetes is a very common condition that affects about five million people in the UK, although almost 14 million are now at increased risk of high blood sugar. But taking some herbal supplements could help to lower your risk of developing diabetes symptoms.
Diabetes is caused by the amount of sugar in the blood becoming too high.
It’s caused by the body not producing enough of the hormone insulin, or the body not reacting to insulin.
Insulin is needed to convert sugar in the blood into useable energy.
If you have diabetes, you could lower your risk of complications by adding some herbal supplements to your diet, it’s been claimed.
Dr Brewer wrote on her website, DrSarahBrewer.com: “Used as a yellow-orange spice in the kitchen, turmeric contains an antioxidant mixture of pigments of which the most active is curcumin.
“Curcumin supplements have also been shown to improve insulin resistance by activating insulin receptors.
“In people with poor glucose tolerance (prediabetes), turmeric can delay the onset of type 2 diabetes.
“These are amazing results and it’s no wonder that turmeric is an increasingly popular natural treatment for type 2 diabetes.”