Type 2 diabetes is diagnosed at a greater rate in our modern society than ever before, and the most frequent reason is an unhealthy diet and sedentary lifestyle. The human body was meant to thrive on physical activity and foods that support a healthy metabolism. Type 2 diabetes, is typically diagnosed when the patient has undergone significant weight gain.
According to many studies, the current increase in obesity is the direct result of the average diet that is deficient in nutrition combined with a less active lifestyle. There is no cure for diabetes, so insulin and other prescription medications are used to control the symptoms and allow patients to lead the most normal life possible.
People who have already been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and others who are at risk of developing the condition can improve their health by consuming daily this homemade drink.
-2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
-1 teaspoon cinnamon
-2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
-1 tablespoon of raw, organic honey
Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend well. Drink it before each meal.
What each ingredient does?
Apple cider vinegar
Vinegar is known to help digestion, lower cholesterol, fight cancer and lower blood sugar. It should be noted that only pure and unfiltered vinegar offers these benefits.
Cinnamon has a long history of medicinal uses, and the spice is readily available at little expense. Research shows that cinnamon has antioxidant qualities, is anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antifungal. It also helps to lower blood sugar and assists insulin by improving the movement of glucose to the cells.
Adding fresh squeezed lemon juice to the drink makes it more flavorful, and also has several added health benefits. Lemon aids in digestion and helps to prevent constipation, and is also a recognized blood purifier. The ability of lemon juice to promote weight loss is the most obvious reason it is included in this healthy drink.
The most important effect that raw honey has on this healthy drink recipe is to sweeten it without adding sugar. Raw honey has also been shown to aid in the regulation of blood sugar, so small quantities can help control diabetes.