Plant based diet that is shown to have some anti diabetic effects include some of these ingredients:
Regular consumption of aloe vera juice can help improve blood glucose levels. Due to the presence of compounds such as lectins, mannans and anthraquinones,Aloe vera is also associated with decreased lipids in patients with type 2 diabetes, and reduced swelling and faster healing of injuries. Leg wounds are common in diabetics, and take longer recovery time than non diabetics.
Bilberries are a dark blue fruit, similar to blueberries but smaller, softer and darker. It protects against retinopathy and maculopathy in diabetics. Bilberry plays a role in strengthening of blood vessels of the retina and preventing haemorrhage. It also helps in lowering blood glucose levels.
Also known as bitter gourd or karela (in India), it is used in making herbal remedies for type 2 diabetes. It has compounds like charantin, vicine and polypeptide-p which have anti diabetic properties and help in lowering the blood glucose levels. It also has a lectin which suppresses appetite and sugar cravings.
Often used in cooking and baking, cinnamon is a spice which helps regulate blood glucose levels. It is often used t get the most of the treatment of diabetes mellitus. It increases insulin sensitivity and reduces risk factors associated with cardiovascular diseases. A daily intake of just 1- 6 grams was shown to reduce serum-glucose, triglycerides, and bad cholesterol after 40 days in middle-aged diabetics. It slows stomach emptying and reduces hyperglycemia after meals without affecting satiety.