- Ampalaya - Otherwise known as bitter melon, Ampalaya has been shown to lower blood sugar levels in type 2 diabetes. Health Express Ampalaya is the best in the market because it is the only one that uses the “Makiling” variety which was used by the aptly named bitter melon is thought to help cells use glucose more effectively and block sugar absorption in the intestine. When Philippine researchers had men and women take bitter melon in capsule form for three months, they had slight, but consistently, lower blood sugar than those taking a placebo.
- Malunggay or Moringa - Researchers recently reported that Vitamin D is essential for the islet cells in the pancreas to be able to secrete insulin properly. The studies have shown that individuals with the lowest Vitamin D levels experienced the worst blood sugar-handling problems and had a greater risk of developing diabetes. Moringa as a rich source of ascorbic acid helps in insulin secretion. It is interesting to note that certain nutrients like vitamins B1, B2, B12, pantothenic acid, Vitamin C, protein and potassium, along with small frequent meals containing some carbohydrate - can actually stimulate production of insulin within the body.