Many of nature’s plants are anti-diabetic agents that have been used as a natural remedy against diabetes for centuries. Not all treatments were safe in the past, though – arsenic and uranium were considered a diabetes remedy, but they also harmed diabetics. However, they were afterwards abandoned in favor of natural remedies.
Diabetes is a disease which occurs when the body can’t use or produce sufficient amounts of insulin. It is usually treated with insulin shots which the unfortunate diabetics must take for the rest of their life. However, they have adverse side-effects which could worsen the condition, which is why you should regulate your blood sugar levels with natural remedies. Insulin shots are not even that effective – according to studies, there are other things that can help you regulate your blood sugar levels better. Simple lifestyle changes such as adding oatmeal and legumes in your diet can reduce insulin resistance in your body and help you defeat the disease. The European Diabetes Association for the study of Diabetes, the American Diabetes Association and the Canadian Association of Diabetics all list legumes as a potential natural cure for the disease.
According to an analysis of 41 studies in Canada which included more than 1000 patients, legumes are indeed one of the best diabetes remedies which can keep your blood sugar stable. However, some of the pulses (the legumes’ grain seed) were more effective than others. Chickpeas gave the best results, while black beans and pistos gave better results than plain beans.
Compared to the blood sugar peak caused by white rice, black and pinto beans combined with rice reduced the spike quickly. Red and dark beans were not so effective as they have low levels of digestive starch.
Beans are effective against diabetes as they contain compounds which block the starch enzymatic digestion in the body, allowing starches to go to the colon and feed the beneficial bacteria in the bowels.
Regular consumption of beans can also normalize your Hemoglobin A1C levels almost as well as any other drug, which makes the ingredient a great natural remedy against diabetes.