Ayurveda can play an important role in curbing both these life threatening diseases if used in the right way.
Diabetes is a disease in which the body’s blood glucose (sugar) level is too high. Normally, the body breaks down food into glucose and carries it to cells throughout the body. The cells use a hormone called insulin to turn the glucose into energy.
The two main types of diabetes are type 1 and type 2. In type 1 diabetes, the body doesn’t make enough insulin. This causes the body’s blood sugar level to rise.
Healthy eating habits of a diabetic includes:
Limiting foods that are high in sugar
Eating smaller portions, spread out over the day
Being careful about when and how many carbohydrates you eat
Eating a variety of whole-grain foods and vegetables every day
Eating less fat
Limiting your use of alcohol
Using less salt
Powerful home remedy to manage Diabetes
Mix ½ tsp Turmeric Powder + 1 tsp Amla Powder + ½ tbsp Methi Seeds Powder in half glass of water and take daily in the morning on empty stomach
Ayurvedic Home Remedies: Home Remedies to treat Diabetes, Heart Ailments
Foods a Diabetic Should Avoid
A diabetic should avoid eating Rice, Potato, Sweet fruits, Maida, Wheat, Deep fried foods, Red meat and Sabudana and should have more intake of protein rich foods like Chickpea, Moong, lentils, Masoor, Moong Daal, Soya bean products and Chana Daal. Vegetables like Palak (spinach), leafy greens, Dudhi (bottle gourd), Turai, Bhopla (white pumpkin), Padwal (snake gourd), Karela (bitter gourd), cereals like Green millet, Ragi, corn, Kulit (horsegram) and Barley (Jav).
Ideally your food proportion should be 60% vegetables, 30% protein, 10% Carbohydrates with half an hour of mild exercise such as walking.
A quick check list to manage blood sugar levels.
Eat food at regular intervals and do not over eat.
Exercise for half an hour daily.
Consult physician if symptoms of dryness of mouth, thirst, numbness, fatigue, pain in muscles, frequent urination are noticed
A quick check list to manage blood sugar levels
Check blood sugar levels periodically
Check weight periodically and maintain ideal body weight
Reduce intake of Alcohol
What is Heart Disease?
Coronary heart disease—often simply called heart disease—is the main form of heart disease. It is a disorder of the blood vessels of the heart that can lead to heart attack. Heart disease is one of several cardiovascular diseases, which are diseases of the heart and blood vessel system.
Other cardiovascular diseases include stroke, high blood pressure, angina (chest pain), and rheumatic heart disease.
Few reasons of contracting heart diseases are high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, diabetes, smoking, obesity and physical inactivity.Powerful home remedy to avoid or manage heart diseases:
Take 1/2 tsp Ginger juice +½ tsp. Garlic juice mix with honey or jaggery twice daily
Juice of Carrot, pumpkin and pomegranate 1-2 glass daily
1 tbsp Methi seeds soaked overnight in 1/2 cup of water and chew it next day in the morning on empty stomach
Practicing Panchakarma can be very beneficial for the heart as heart dhara supports proper functioning of the heart. Shirodhara balances emotions. Panchkarma should be always done under the guidance of an Ayurvedic doctor.
Soak a pack of cotton cloth (size 2/2″) in warm ghee and sesame oil. Apply this pack daily for 10 to 15 minutes on the chest around the heart region. This supports and strengthens your heart functions
Apply ½ tsp. cow’s ghee on both temples and gently massage for one minute help to reduce stress, anxiety and induce good sleep.
Meditation, walking and yoga exercises like Anulom Vilom Pranayam and Kapalbhati should be practiced daily.
Sometimes people suffering from diabetes suffer from food carvings due to the lifestyle changes. Few healthy recipes mentioned can control the carvings for food.
1 cup Moong dal flour or Multi grain mix flour, ginger garlic paste 1 teaspoon, salt, finely chopped coriander leaves 2 teaspoon, grated dudhi and cabbage ½ cup, green chilli finely chopped 1, haldi (turmeric) ¼ teaspoon and water enough to make the batter.