Every November 14th is World Diabetes Day. This day aims to raise awareness of the special conditions that plague millions of people around the world. If no measures are taken to control the condition, diabetes may also affect your other organs, such as the kidneys and eyes. Reports about diabetes and cardiovascular disease are also common. So, what is diabetes? Diabetes is a disease in which your body cannot produce enough insulin or does not respond to the insulin produced.
There are many types of diabetes: type 1
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Your diet plays a vital role in diabetes management. As we all know, many foods can control blood sugar levels, one of which is our onions. Well, that’s right! It is actually a good idea to add onions to the diet of diabetics, but this part must be paid attention to. A study published in the journal “Environmental Health Insights” showed that eating fresh onions can lower blood sugar levels in patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. The glycemic index of onions is also very low. This means that it is slowly digested, so that the sugar is slowly released in the blood.
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You can use onions as needed. They are so versatile, there is actually no lack of ideas. Use them in soups, stews, salads or sandwiches. You can also use them to make onion water, which is a simple low-calorie detox drink that you can drink every morning.
This is what you need to do to make onion water to control diabetes:
- 2 chopped onions
- 1 cup water
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 pinch of rock salt
Take a blender and stir all the ingredients. do not worry. Obtaining fiber is important.
Salt helps reduce the spicy flavor of onions. If needed, you can completely eliminate salt. If your body allows one day, you can also add a little honey to the mixture. But make sure you have checked your blood sugar level beforehand.
In addition to controlling diabetes, onion water also has a variety of antioxidants, so it is also beneficial to immunity and skin health. However, you must be very careful about this part. In the long run, excess of anything can be harmful.
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