Add Basil Leave (Tulsi) in your diet to control high blood sugar: Study

Feb 11 2019 03:21 PM
Add Basil Leave (Tulsi)  in your diet to control high blood sugar: Study

Basil or commonly referred to as Tulsi is a medicinal plant which delivers various health benefits to us. In  Ayurveda also it is considered as impotant plant for its diverse medicinal properties. From the leaves to the seed - Basil considered a tonic for the body as it may help boost your health in various forms.  It is claimed that this everyday herb found in almost every Indian household can help manage high blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes.

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Tulsi is low in calorie yet high in essential nutrients, the ancient herb may also aid in weight loss. Many people with diabetes include basil in their diet to help lower high blood glucose levels.

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According to the study,  basil contains compounds that can help increase insulin secretion in people with type 2 diabetes. Research also found that holy basil may help lower fasting and post-meal blood glucose levels, although more work is needed to confirm whether or not the herb can be an effective treatment for diabetes. It is also found in reseach that Tulsi can be used to help reduce high blood pressure and cholesterol levels. So, if you have prediabetes or type 2 diabetes, using holy basil may help prevent the symptoms of diabetes such as weight gain, insulin resistance, hypertension andmany others.

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