World Diabetes Day 2020: How To Use Neem In Your Everyday Diet To Control Diabetes (With Recipes)

World Diabetes Day: Neem, out of many other herbs, has proven diabetes-friendly properties and can be included in your day-to-day meals. How? Here it is.

Neha Grover  |  Updated: November 12, 2020 18:34 IST

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World Diabetes Day 2020: How To Use Neem In Your Everyday Diet To Control Diabetes (With Recipes)

Neem is very beneficial for high blood sugar.

Highlights
  • Neem is an age-old herb used for its medicinal properties.
  • Neem is known to be effective against high blood sugar as well.
  • Here are some recipes with neem you can try for diabetes diet.

As we approach World Diabetes Day 2020 that falls on November 14, we want to do our bit to spread awareness about the ever-spreading disease of diabetes. The pressing issue at hand is to find ways to control it and rely less and less on over-the-counter medication. Besides leading an active and healthy lifestyle, our diet can play a huge role in regulating high blood sugar. Luckily, there are scores of foods at our disposal that we can include in our regular diet to help manage diabetes.

Herbs have been hailed as an effective remedial measure since ancient times when medical science was not developed enough to cure all kinds of illnesses. Neem, out of many other herbs, has proven diabetes-friendly properties and can be included in your day-to-day meals. How? Here it is.

(Also Read: 6 Amazing Benefits of Chewing Neem Regularly)

Manage Diabetes: How To Include Neem In Your Diabetes Diet?
 

Neem Chutney
 

A tangy, spicy chutney is enough to turnaround a banal Indian meal. Add neem chutney to your stash of different chutneys and add new elements to your food. This neem chutney is made with the addition of jaggery to mute the bitterness of neem. Click here for step-by-step neem chutney recipe.

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Neem chutney makes for an excellent side dish. 

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Neem Tea
 

The best way to reap the benefits of this magical herb is by infusing all of its properties in a hot cup of tea and drinking it regularly. You can simmer neem leaves in water for 10-15 minutes, strain and add honey or lemon to it. Another way you can make neem tea is by using neem powder and brew tea with it along with cardamom powder. Click here for neem powder tea recipe.
 

Neem-Begun Bhaja
 

This is a popular Bengali stir-fried dish made with neem leaves and eggplant. Neem-Begun Bhaja is mostly eaten in Bengali households before meals to cleanse the palate and boost digestion. Click here for the full recipe.

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Neem Rasam

The dal-based South Indian classic gets a unique spin with the addition of edible neem flowers. Toor dal is cooked along with tamarind and neem flowers and seasoned with spices like curry leaves, mustard seeds, red chillies and more. Find the recipe of neem rasam here.
 

Neem And Giloy Juice
 

Giloy is another herb that may work wonders to control blood sugar. Both these powerful herbs come together to make this diabetes-friendly juice, which also tastes pretty good. Click here for neem and giloy juice recipe.
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Neem and giloy juice is a diabetes-friendly drink. 

The fight against diabetes may not be easy but it can be effective with foods like neem. Include this potent herb in your regular diet and see its magic work.


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