3 plants anti-diabetes plants and anti-aging

Berberine


Do you know that you can have diabetes or a diabetic tendency without being diagnosed?


Diabetes affects more than 500 million people worldwide, 50% of diabetics don’t know they have it!

Why is that?

Because the blood test is mostly done on an empty stomach when you wake up, you may have a normal blood sugar level at this time, but abnormally high right after eating. These people who have "hidden diabetes" tend to have weight problems, age more quickly (wrinkles, loss of muscle mass), concentration problems, depression, etc.



According to research, 3 plants can help make your "internal insulin factory" work properly, so to regulate our blood sugar levels naturally




Berberine


Berberine is produced some plant species such as the thorn barberry, goldenseal, Japanese coptis or coptis chinensis.  


It has been used since millennia in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine. Berberine has a very bitter taste and there is a proverb describing a difficult situation that someone is going through but can’t make it understand or obtain compassion from others as “a dumb person that swallowed berberine”!


It regulates insulin production, which we all know is the hormone that manages the level of glucose in the blood.


It also stimulates the production of another hormone, GLP-1, in the intestines.

This hormone will also stimulate insulin production in the pancreas.


It stimulates the sensitivity of the insulin receptors present in cells.

With increased sensitivity, insulin will better play its role as a facilitator of glucose penetration into cells (blood sugar level will therefore decrease mechanically).


Cinnamon


We know and love this one, don't we?!


Cinnamon is not only used to improve the taste of an apple pie, it can also regulate blood sugar! What I find is it also diminishes your appetite, I tend to take less snacks after eating something that has cinnamon in it! 


The Japanese mulberry tree 

It slows the sugar passage in the blood


Glucosidase enzymes cut the carbohydrates (large molecules) into glucose (smaller molecules) so that it can be absorbed by the intestinal mucosa and then pass into the blood. DNJ in Japanese mulberry leaves inhibits the action of glucosidases.

This inhibition decreases the blood sugar spike after eating.