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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 27-35

The role of fruits, vegetables, and spices in diabetes


Department of Pharmacy, GRD (P.G) Institute of Management and Technology, 214-Rajpur, Dehradun, (U.K.), India

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Mohammad Asif
Department of Pharmacy, GRD (PG), Institute of Management and Technology, 214, Rajpur Road, Dehradun
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2231-0738.77527

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Diabetes has exploded in a majority of areas in the world. Healthy eating, as a strategy for controlling diabetes, and promoting walking, exercise, and other physical activities is advised. The main aim of the treatment of both types of diabetes is to achieve near normal blood glucose and blood pressure levels. This, together with a healthy lifestyle, will help to improve the well-being of the patients, as also protect them against long-term damage to the eyes, kidneys, nerves, heart, and major arteries. An attempt has been made in this review to focus on traditional uses and their multivalent actions as being health promoting, as well as putative therapeutic agents, especially in diabetes mellitus. Fruits, vegetables, and dietary spices represent a hope that is potentially very high, to limit harmful effects of them. They also influence various systems in the body, with diverse metabolic and physiological actions. They are helpful in various chronic diseases and have played a crucial role in the management of diabetes mellitus and form an important part of one's staple diet. They provide nutritional substances like dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals, and so on, which are essential for a balanced diet. The dietary pattern has beneficial effects on both human health development and treatment of various diseases, and hence, promoting adherence to this pattern is of considerable importance to public health.


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