The amazing 12p pill that could help prevent and reverse type 2 diabetes

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Diabetes is a serious and typically lifelong condition which causes your blood sugar levels to become too high. While it is not known exactly what causes type 1 diabetes, among type 2 patients this is often linked to factors such as being overweight and not exercising enough. However, it can also run in families.

While there is no definitive cure for diabetes, there are lifestyle changes you can make to help reduce your risk of the condition.

And in some cases these changes could even reverse your diagnosis.

Health experts say there is a certain type of herb you can eat that may help reverse type 2 diabetes or potentially prevent the condition.

As reported by BristolLive, fenugreek has been proven in studies to provide beneficial effects on controlling blood sugar.

Fenugreek, also known as trigonella foenum-graecum, is a popular ingredient in Indian food.

The leaves of fenugreek are used as a herb and the seeds are used as a spice.

It is also valued for their medicinal properties, with research linking it to reduced cholesterol and inflammation as well as weight loss.

But multiple studies also show potential anti-diabetic benefits of taking fenugreek.

The seeds contain a high amount of soluble fibre, which plays a role in reducing blood sugar levels by slowing down the process of digestion and absorption of carbohydrates.

One study conducted in India revealed that incorporating 100 grams of defatted fenugreek seed powder into the daily meals of individuals with type 1 diabetes led to a notable decrease in fasting blood sugar levels.

It also enhanced glucose tolerance and resulted in lower levels of total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (“bad” cholesterol), and triglycerides.

Further research showed that consuming 2.5 grams of fenugreek twice daily for three months led to lower blood sugar levels in those with mild type 2 diabetes, but not in those with severe cases.

And a study from 2015 also found fenugreek seeds helped to lower blood glucose in patients with diabetes.

Across three years, men and women aged 30–70 years with criteria of prediabetes were split into two groups. The first group was given fenugreek powder twice a day before meals, while the other group wasn’t.

At the end of the trail, the rate of diabetes reduced significantly in the group that took fenugreek compared to the group that didn’t.

The study added: “The outcome of diabetes in the fenugreek group was positively associated with serum insulin and negatively associated with insulin resistance.”

You can buy fenugreek in supplement form from health and wellbeing stores such as Holland and Barrett.

There you can get a tub of 90 capsules for £10.99 – which equates to 12p per tablet.

However, you should make sure to talk to your doctor and diabetes healthcare team before using fenugreek as a treatment for your diabetes, especially if you are on medication.

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