Is Lemongrass Good For Diabetes?
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Is Lemongrass Good For Diabetes?

September 8, 2019


Hello, I’m Ty Mason from TheDiabetesCouncil.com,
researcher, writer and I have type 2 diabetes. Today I’m going to answer the question, is
lemongrass good for diabetes. But before we get into that, make sure you
download my free diabetes management book which also includes a diabetes grocery shopping
guide (foods to eat and avoid) by clicking the link below. Lemongrass is actually just that, grass. It’s used widely in many of the Thai and Vietnamese
cuisines. Why is called lemongrass? It is a grass that has a citrus flavor. This is all making sense isn’t it? Lemongrass is often consumed as an herb or
as a flavoring in curries, soups, and curry pastes. It is becoming more popular recently by being
used in teas. Lemongrass has been touted to help with many
diseases. It is used to make an essential oil, which
many assert can be rubbed on the skin to help alleviate headaches, muscle ache and stomach
problems. The Journal of Ethnopharmacology is a medical
publication that is peer reviewed. The journal is concerned with the traditional
medicinal use of plants and other substances. In 2007 the journal published a study on impact
of lemongrass. Rats were given lemongrass over a 42 day period. The finding of the study showed that the rats
had improved fasting glucose levels, improved cholesterol levels and lower triglyceride
levels. Of course more research is needed but these
findings are encouraging for those with diabetes. Lemongrass has the potential to help treat
or prevent diabetes and heart disease. The most common way to use lemongrass in cooking
is to put the stalk of the grass in soups for their flavor. The stalks are rather woody so most people
take them out of the soup before serving. The stalks are also good to boil as a “tea”
or the oils of the lemongrass added to tea or other drinks as a lemon flavor. It is also sold in a “paste” form to add
to other dishes. The nutritional value of raw lemongrass is
pretty good. It is very low in saturated fat and cholesterol.. It provides a good source of folate, magnesium,
zinc and copper, as well as iron, potassium and manganese. Plus it has a glycemic load rating of only
8. Remember this is for raw lemongrass. So, is lemongrass good for diabetes? Yes it is. I would suggest if you want to use lemongrass
as a tea, make it yourself. Commercial lemongrass tea is much more expensive
and contains additives that will not be kind to your diabetes. I hope this answered your question is lemongrass
good or bad for diabetes. Don’t forget to get your diabetes management
book by clicking the link in the description box below. Let me know if you have any other diabetes
related questions. Thank you
I am Ty Mason

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