Fruits have been known as a good source of fiber, antioxidants, and minerals, and for their role in preventing vitamin deficiencies. American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommends a list of fruits for a diabetes-friendly diet. USDA’s MyPlate encourages making half your plate fruits and vegetables for healthy eating.
There are several fruits that are recommended for diabetes. Here is a fruit with incredible benefits for diabetes that you may have never heard of.
Native to the Indian subcontinent and surrounding regions of Southeast Asia, Syzygium Cumini, commonly known as the jambul fruit, possesses incredible anti-diabetic properties. It is harvested form a slow-growing, tropical tree. Despite its acidic and astringent nature, jambul fruit is very sweet and delicious.
Jambul fruit is known for many health benefits. It acts as liver stimulant, digestive, coolant and a blood Purifier. Moreover, it helps maintain natural urination and sweating in diabetic patients. Glucose and fructose are the major sugars found in the ripe fruit. According Diabetic Living India, jambul fruits contains less calories than other fruits. It is also loaded with minerals.
Jambul fruit is known to possesses incredible anti-diabetic properties in the indigenous medicine of Southeast Asia. It was regarded as specific remedy for treatment of diabetes because of its ability to balance healthy sugar levels in the body. Furthermore, jambul fruit contains natural acids that assist in healthy secretion of digestive enzymes that support the liver system and the digestive system. It was also used for healing of wounds.
Extracts of the bark, seeds and leaves have been shown to cause a marked prolonged reduction in blood sugar and glycouria (sugar in urine). The most important benefit of the jambul fruit lies on its ability to control Impaired Fasting Glucose (IFG), both with fruit as well as the seed powder
The seeds of the jambul fruits are considered most beneficial for diabetes. The key ingredient in jambul fruit that shows anti-diabetic properties is jamboline. Jamboline is a chemical found in the seeds of jambul fruit that assists in the maintenance of glucose levels as in the normal limits.
Ayurveda, the inner bark of the jambul tree, is also considered valuable in the treatment of diabetes. The bark when dried and burnt produces a white colored ash. This ash is pestle in the mortar, strained and bottled for daily consumption.