By Anne 6 CommentsHow to safely bring down your blood glucose levels and keep it under control.
If your blood sugar levels are high, your priority should be to lower them, safely, effectively, and naturally.
If your blood sugar levels are consistently high, you may be taking the wrong levels of insulin for your lifestyle. A bit of gentle exercise can help lower blood sugars, and having a walk is a perfect form of gentle, blood sugar regulating exercise that you can do without investing in expensive equipment. Don’t take part in strenuous exercise, as some diabetics find that can raise their blood sugars by causing biological stress.
Oatmeal is a really useful carbohydrate for diabetics and anyone seeking to control their blood sugar levels and feel fuller for longer.
Cinnamon has been in the news recently, found to reduce the risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes. A diet high in non-starchy vegetables (such as spinach, green beans, and broccoli) is high in fibre and low in fat, helping lower blood sugar levels and maintaining them at a healthier level. A study found that 43% of patients with Type 2 Diabetes who followed a vegan diet for twenty-two weeks found an improved reaction to their diabetes-control medication.
It’s a bad time to be a hyperglycaemic vampire, because (according to one 2012 study) garlic reduces blood sugar.
A study found that grapefruit juice increased insulin-sensitivity and lowered blood sugar levels in mice, suggesting it may be helpful for patients with diabetes. Avocados are rich in monounsaturated fatty acids, which increase feelings of fullness after eating. Blueberries are rich in anthocyanins, an antioxidant that protects against obesity, which can be a major cause of Type 2 Diabetes. Apple cider vinegar is a popular health food, reputed to have many health-assisting properties and to change gastrointestinal enzymes. A 2010 study by Liatis et al found that when individuals with Type 2 Diabetes add vinegar to a meal with a large glycaemic index (in this case, mashed potatoes with low-fat milk), postprandial blood sugar levels do not rise as much as they do in individuals who consume the same high G.I meal without the addition of vinegar. Yogurt can be a healthy natural dessert for patients with hyperglycaemia, if you choose a yogurt with added probiotic. It seems counter intuitive that something so sweet would help to lower blood sugars, but there is evidence that it may do just that.
Popcorn itself is a very healthy snack, full of fiber that helps you feel fuller for longer. A study found that consuming peanut butter not only leaves patients with diabetes feeling fuller for longer, but also keeps blood sugars stable at a lower level throughout the day.
Try adding peanut butter to toast for a healthy breakfast that will see you through until lunch, and keep your blood sugar levels stable all day. Unfortunately, research by Lane et al (2007) has shown that regular consumption of caffeinated coffee reduces the ability of a patient of with Type 2 Diabetes to control their blood sugar levels. Milk contains protein, which is essential for stabilizing blood sugars, and can be used in an episode of hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar levels) to help raise and stabilize blood sugars.
Although it takes a doctor to properly diagnose and treat diabetes, there is a level for fasting blood sugars that’s a good indicator of whether an individual has diabetes or not.
While light exercise lowers blood sugars, strenuous exercise causes physical stress and raises them.
There isn’t much evidence at the moment, but it is possible that omega-3 fish oil and glucosamine may affect insulin resistance, possibly leading to an increase in blood sugars. The best advice is to eat sensibly and monitor your own blood sugar levels throughout your menstrual period, being aware of your own peaks and troughs.
Diabetics go into ketosis when they run out of insulin, causing the number of ketones in the blood to increase and turn the blood acidic.
If you think someone you know may be going into ketosis, watch out for shortness of breath, passing large amounts of urine, and tiredness. Click here to watch a video on how a new medical breakthrough (from Newcastle University) can force your pancreas to fix your high blood sugar naturally. One thing I am curious about, is what types of protein are helpful with reducing blood sugars as well? I’ve been reading through your posts and they are really making me think critically about my diet. Low blood sugar is common in many babies right after birth, as the baby’s body gets used to regulating its blood sugar level without help from the mother’s body. Infants of mothers who have diabetes may have more difficulty regulating their blood sugar. A healthcare provider uses a tiny blade (lancet) to take a drop of blood from your baby’s foot. AbstractSodium nitrite (NaNO2), a food color fixative and preservative, contributes to carcinogenesis.
Biochemical analysisSerum glucose level was determined using the Biomerieux reagent kits [28]. A number of biochemical parameters were examined in the serum collected from each group and the results are summarized in table 1. The NaNO2 and other additives may react with amines of the foods in the stomach and produce nitrosamines and free radicals.
Allal Ouhtit is a principal investigator and a member of the Stanley S Scott Cancer Center at the Louisiana State University (LSU) Health Sciences Center. I believe many cancer patients would have a major improvement in their outcome if they controlled the supply of cancer's preferred fuel, glucose.
Controlling one's blood-glucose levels through diet, supplements, exercise, meditation and prescription drugs when necessary can be one of the most crucial components to a cancer recovery program. Nutritional therapy alone may not cure cancer, but eating the SAD (the Standard American Diet full of processed foods and additives) will contribute to reduced healing, fatigue and possibly increased inflammation, considered a precursor to many cancers. Hasn't the last 100 years shown us that our experiments in food manipulation have gone terribly wrong? The numbers of people afflicted with cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and obesity have rapidly increased along with our addiction to the modern lifestyle. Some foods that I recommend that people always avoid are dairy, red meat, white sugar and flour products.
It is especially prudent that cancer patients avoid these foods entirely, especially processed sugar.
High sugar intake (especially processed sugars which by themselves are  acid-forming in the body) is associated with many cancers including melanoma, breast, colon and gall bladder. Problem two is that if more insulin is produced, insulin begins to have a detrimental effect on the body, favoring the cancer because insulin is a general growth promoter.
If insulin levels remain high for prolonged periods, this causes an increase in inflammation -- basically, the body's normal immune response goes into a kind of unhealthy overdrive.
Once again, recalling previous posts, when there is not enough oxygen to burn body sugar (glucose) in the normal way, fermentation results causing more lactic acid to be produced which is toxic to the body, but a tumor promoter.
The goal, therefore -- and the most important concept to understand -- is that through the foods you choose to eat, you can create an anti-inflammatory environment in the body.
I began this current series on cancer by stating that there appears to be a common thread among people who get well from cancer, whether they pursue natural therapies or conventional medical interventions or a combination of both. The Gratitude Practice The practice of gratitude as a tool for happiness has been in the mainstream for years. Sodium-glucose co-transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors are a new class of diabetic medications indicated only for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. SGLT2 is a low-affinity, high capacity glucose transporter located in the proximal tubule in the kidneys. It is proposed that in prehistoric times, we developed an elegant system for maximizing energy conservation and storage, due to lack of consistent food supplies.
Now that the majority of our type 2 patients have an adequate or most likely an over-abundant supply of glucose from the foods we eat this system is no longer necessary for survival and in fact contributes to increased weight and diabetes risk.
Vaginal yeast infections and urinary tract infections are the most common side effects associated with canagliflozin with the greatest risk being in female patients and those men who are uncircumcised. There is also an increased desire to urinate and the medication is not indicated in patients with type 1 diabetes, or patients with frequent ketones in their blood or urine, severe renal impairment, end stage renal disease or patients receiving dialysis. It turns out that the most popular time – the morning – is actually the worst time to get the caffeine boost. When you drink coffee or other caffeinated beverages, it passes through body membranes in the bloodstream via the lining of your mouth, throat, and stomach. In relation to the cortisol levels, the best time to drink coffee is between 10am and 12pm and 2pm and 5pm.
It is amazing the effects that such a popular beverage can have on us, and I now know there are different effects at different times too!
Although it mainly occurs with people who have the serious condition diabetes, there can be other causes. The most common reasons are: forgetting to take your insulin or other glucose-lowering medication at the right time, eating too many carbohydrates for the amount of insulin you did take, or being less physically active than usual. Being under the weather, feeling stressed, or having an infection could all affect your blood sugars, making them more prone to rise where they wouldn’t normally.
If you are experiencing a large number of the early symptoms, take notice and monitor your blood sugars, attempting to lower them if they are too high, as the later symptoms are particularly serious and uncomfortable, leading to a risk of dangerous complications.
There are many simple ways to lower your blood sugar, and they can all fit easily into your lifestyle.
There is no food that, if eaten, will instantly lower blood sugar levels, curing hyperglycaemia and leading to perfect health.


There is also value in starchy vegetables (such as potatoes and corn), however these are higher in carbohydrates and need to be considered as part of your daily carbohydrate allowance. However, that pleasantly-sweet fruit is a perfect dessert for diabetics, as it is bursting with fiber, helping you feel fuller for longer, as well as being full of that necessary workhorse of the vitamin world, vitamin C – necessary to fight disease and to build a strong nervous system and healthy skin. However, grapefruit juice can interact with a number of medications, so check your medication leaflets, or consult your doctor or pharmacist, before you add grapefruit juice to your diet. Monounsaturated fatty acids have been found to lower insulin resistance, improving fasting and postprandial blood glucose levels. The Liatis et al (2010) study suggests that the consumption of vinegar may be helpful in attempts to fight hyperglycaemia. It’s a little sweet and a little tart, and will go very nicely in a vinaigrette dressing, a marinade, or even to help give tomato sauces a kick. Because popcorn is made with a whole grain (corn), it doesn’t cause your blood sugars to spike as much as other snack foods might. However, if your blood sugar levels are consistently high, look at the amount of milk you drink, as one cup contains 15 grams of carbohydrate. But be aware that dried fruits pack a huge amount of carbohydrates into a tiny serving, and that will make your blood sugars spike.
It’s not necessary to drink sports drinks to replenish after a short work-out; just take a long drink of plain water.
However, it is recommended that you take an early morning, fasting blood sugar, when you get up, before you eat or drink anything. There are a number of medical problems (such as heart-attack, stroke or a urinary tract infection) that can cause high blood sugar levels.
If you avoid intense exercise, and stick to moderate exercise such as walking, you should find it helpful in lowering your blood sugar levels. It’s most common in Type 1 Diabetics that haven’t been diagnosed yet, but also occurs in diabetic patients who fail to maintain their insulin-regime, or who have an underlying infection, such as pneumonia or gastroenteritis.
I convinced my dad to try the 8 Weeks Paleo diet and it made a huge difference in his numbers.
Even though we’re still young, we are always trying to find ways to be pro-active in preventing it, and the issues that come with it. I’ve heard to avoid ground beef, but was wondering if foods like salmon, chicken, and tofu could help. It’s also common in preemies born very early, because the organ that makes insulin (pancreas) is not fully developed. If a mother has diabetes, her baby is more likely to have temporary low blood sugar at birth. In vivo evidence of hepato- and reno-protective effect of garlic oil against sodium nitrite-induced oxidative stress. We investigated the protective role of garlic oil against NaNO2-induced abnormalities in metabolic biochemical parameters and oxidative status in male albino rats.
Food and Drug Administration are commonly used to maintain or improve safety, the nutrient value, and the taste and texture of food [1].
The animals were kept under good ventilation and received a balanced diet and water ad libitum throughout the experimental period.
Liver glycogen content was determined according to the method described by Van-Handle [29]. While rats fed on standard diet supplemented with garlic oil did not show any significant changes in the majority of the parameters examined, a significant increase in serum levels of glucose, bilirubin, urea and creatinine as well as the activity of the AST, ALT and ALP enzymes were observed in rats treated with NaNO2 for a period of three months. Such products may increase lipid peroxidation, which can be harmful to different organs including liver and kidney [37]. He received his MPh in Neuroscience and his PhD in Biochemistry from the University Claude Bernard Lyon-I, France. By slowing the cancer's growth, patients allow their immune systems better nutrition, natural therapies and chosen medical interventions to reduce the bulk of the tumor mass -- to catch up to the disease. The crux of his Nobel thesis was that malignant tumors frequently exhibit an increase in anaerobic (without oxygen) glycolysis -- a process whereby glucose is used as a fuel by cancer cells with lactic acid as an anaerobic byproduct -- compared to normal tissues. As the pounds per person of sugar has increased at an alarming rate (averaging 150 pounds of sugar per person per year), we are seeing more obesity and other health problems due to insulin resistance. Because of it's inefficient use of this fuel to produce energy, it becomes a 'glucose hog' and steals it from the rest of the body by coercing the healthy cells it to make more blood vessels to feed the cancer (angiogenesis).
And since cancer cells usually have a higher number of receptors (places on the cell wall that insulin can attach to) the cancers cells can be stimulated to grow faster. Then, through a complex and coordinated series of events, tumor cells use this inflammatory process to signal cells to multiply. You can stabilize blood sugar and insulin levels and stop them from helping cancer cells to grow and spread. SGLT2 inhibitors block the reabsorption of glucose in the kidney, increase glucose excretion, and lower blood glucose levels. This system included reducing the activity of our neurological endocrine system to slow metabolism and conserve the stored energy in our bodies, as well as a method to increase reabsorption of excess glucose that was removed by the kidneys. The first of the defects was addressed in May of 2009 when Cycloset (bromocriptine mesylate rapid release) was approved by the FDA and now with the approval of Invokana (canagliflozin), Jardiance (empagliflozin), and Farxiga (dapagliflozin), we have medications to address the second half of this problem. At this time canagliflozin is the only drug in this class approved by the FDA for the treatment of type 2 diabetes.
Patients should be advised to expect glucose to be in the urine and if they are using urine glucose strips that they will have a positive reading most of the time.
And while it makes sense to gulp down that cup of Joe when you wake up to make you more awake, the opposite occurs when those cortisol levels are high. When it comes to making sure the caffeine leaves the body in enough time to give you a good night’s sleep, use the 4-6 hour rule as reference. Often times I have been in your position where I would be tossing and turning at night but had drank my coffee way earlier. It makes a lot of sense to me because I suffer from hypothyroidism which makes my cortisol level much lower than everyone else’s- especially in the morning.
Hyperglycaemia can cause serious symptoms and lead to potentially-dangerous complications, but the good news is that it can be tackled, with effort and a few simple lifestyle changes. There are, however, a number of foods that help keep blood sugar levels controlled and should be eaten regularly as part of a balanced diet. A 2013 review found that consumption of Cinnamon lowered fasting blood glucose levels, and raised good cholesterols (HDL), while lowering bad cholesterols (LDL).
So dice up that garlic, and whip-up a delicious garlic and tomato sauce today; not only will it taste just scrummy, it will also be wonderful for helping to lower your blood sugars. Adding simple blueberry smoothies to your daily diet for only six weeks has been found to make your body more sensitive to insulin, lowering your blood sugar levels, and stabilizing them over a longer period.
But make sure you choose yogurt with no additional sugar, and (as yogurt contains milk) count the carbohydrates towards your daily total. Choose natural honey products, and add it to your oatmeal, or spread some honey on some toast for a tasty way to stabilize your blood sugar levels.
So it may be time to trade-in your caffeinated drinks for decaffeinated alternatives and give your blood sugars a helping hand. Don’t avoid milk entirely, as it is an essential provider of Calcium, but ensure you add the carbohydrates from the milk you drink into your daily allowance.
They are, more often than not, little more than candy bars, bursting with sugar and saturated fat. Also watch out for sugar alcohols such as xylitol and sorbitol, which cause uncomfortable dietary symptoms and raise blood sugars. It does this by attempting to clear the body of excess sugars, which it does through purging the body of liquids by urination and vomiting. If you intend to take omega-3 fish-oil or glucosamine, make sure you monitor your blood sugar levels consistently or consult with your doctor first. I was so excited to read that a lot of my favourite foods (honey, bananas, oatmeal, avocados) are actually helping us in this battle!
A healthcare provider may also give your baby supplemental sugar (glucose) through an IV (intravenous) line. If the baby is being fed through an IV, a healthcare provider may also lower the amount of glucose in the IV fluid. But babies need some sugar to grow and develop as they should. The problem continues until the baby’s pancreas adjusts to his or her normal blood sugar level. NaNO2 treatment for a period of three months induced a significant increase in serum levels of glucose, aspartate aminotransferase (AST), alanine aminotransferase (ALT), alkaline phosphatase (ALP), bilirubin, urea and creatinine as well as hepatic AST and ALT. Although many of the 3,000 these additives enhance our food supply, others are the subject of fierce controversy. Serum alanine aminotransfrase (ALT) and aspartate aminotransfrease (AST) activities were determined according to the method described by Reitman and Frankel [30], whereas alkaline phoasphatase (ALP) activity was estimated by Belfield method [31].
For comparison between different experimental rat groups, one way analysis of variance (ANOVA) was used followed by Tukey's test. On the other hand, these free radicals, known to cause oxidative stress, can be prevented or reduced by dietary natural antioxidants through their capacity to scavenge these products [38]. He completed his postdoctoral work at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). This results in more lactic acid being produced which results in fatigue from the buildup and a more acidic pH in the tumor. Starve the body of one it's fuel sources - excessive glucose - it can still survive by utilizing and burning fats in your body called ketosis. It's the prolonged release of insulin in response to chronic elevations in blood sugar that's the true problem.


They have been studied alone and with other medications including metformin, sulfonylureas, pioglitazone, and insulin….
Inhibition of SGLT2 leads to the decrease in blood glucose due to the increase in renal glucose excretion.
But then I remembered it was free coffee Monday at Dunkin so I hopped on the Blue Loop and indulged in an iced coffee.
The half-life for caffeine is 4-6 hours, meaning the effects from the coffee lasts 4-6 hours. I also have made the mistake of mixing my ADHD medicine with a cup of coffee… worst feeling ever! Taking too much insulin could lead to hypoglycaemia, a potentially-dangerous condition where your blood sugars go too low, potentially leading to coma.
To avoid appearing to have high-levels of carbohydrates, many protein bars use sugar alcohols, which cannot be completely digested, leading to bloating and diarrhoea, and raising your blood sugars levels. Once glucose is digested, our body takes it into our bloodstream, where it travels to our cells, providing us with the energy we need to function. If you’re feeling uncomfortable or ill, check your blood sugars, as this will tell you if your illness is caused by high blood sugar levels or some other cause.
Urine testing will only tell you if there has been any sugar passing through your urinary system since you last went to the toilet. A body chemical (hormone) called insulin helps the body maintain a normal blood sugar level. Scott Cancer Center, Louisiana State University Health Science Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA;3. However, significant decrease was recorded in liver ALP activity, glycogen content, and renal urea and creatinine levels. The discovery that children at the age of nursery consume food containing great amounts of additives prompted the scientific community to oversee this issue. Serum was separated from coagulant blood by centrifugation at 860g for 20 min, and then quickly frozen at -20°C for biochemical analysis. Total protein, bilirubin, urea and creatinine levels were determined using Diamond Diagnostic Kit as previously reported [32-33]. However, supplementation of NaNO2- intoxicated rats with garlic oil ameliorated the nitrite adverse effects as evidenced by a significant increase of serum total protein content, and a decrease of serum glucose, bilirubin, urea and creatinine levels, as well as the activity of AST, ALT and ALP enzymes (Table 1). If you have read my previous posts on cancer, you can perhaps see the relationship between inflammation, sugar intake and cancer. The mechanism of action of this new class of drugs also offers further glucose control by allowing increased insulin sensitivity and uptake of glucose in the muscle cells, decreased gluconeogenesis and improved first phase insulin release from the beta cells. However, I did not know that the hours of the day in which you take the coffee can affect the way that the body responds to it.
If your blood sugars do rise, one of the best ways to lower them again is by going for a gentle walk. If you find your fasting blood sugar is high on two consecutive occasions, go to your doctor to discuss the results. So can a number of medications, both legal (such as steroid therapy), and illegal (for example, ecstasy).
If your baby has low or high blood sugar as a newborn, it does not mean that your baby is likely to grow up to have diabetes, either.
In parallel, a significant increase in lipid peroxidation, and a decrease in glutathione content and catalase activity were observed in the liver and the kidney.
Sodium nitrite (NaNO2) is present in vegetables and is routinely used as a color fixative and preservative for meats and fish [2].
Small pieces of liver and kidney tissues were separated, weighed, homogenized in ice cold water and stored at -20°C for subsequent measurements.
The product of lipid peroxidation, thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS), was determined as previously described [34]. The same parameters were examined in liver and kidney tissues, and the data are shown in table 2.
The findings suggest nitrite-stimulation of gluconeogenesis [39], and glucose shift from tissue to blood or an impairment of glucose mobilization. I’ll definitely start drinking coffee at different times now after reading this article. For other women, however, their menstrual period involves a constant battle against hypoglycaemia (that’s blood sugars that are too low).
So doctors will carefully watch your baby’s blood sugar level during his or her stay in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).
Scott Cancer Center, Louisiana State University Health Science Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. However, garlic oil supplementation showed a remarkable amelioration of these abnormalities. The hazardous effect of NaNO2 derives from the reaction of nitrites with amines to produce nitrosamines, and with amides to produce nitrosamides.
Glutathione (GSH) content was estimated by the method of Prins and Loose [35], and the activity of catalase was determined by the method of Aebi [36]. In the NaNO2-treated rats, a statistically significant inhibition of hepatic glycogen and total protein contents, and the activity of the enzymes ALT and AST as well as the levels of renal urea, creatinine and total protein content (Table 2).
Furthermore, nitroso-compounds can alter the antioxidant system causing disturbance in the metabolic processes leading to hyperglycemia [40].
If your baby's blood sugar is too high or too low, treatment will bring it back under control. The toxic effects of nitrates and nitrites are well documented in mammalians, including impairment of reproductive function [3], hepatotoxicity and methaemogobenemia [4], dysregulation of inflammatory responses and tissue injury [5], growth retardation [6], and endocrine disturbance [7].
The activity of hepatic ALP was significantly increased in the NaNO2-treated rats (Table 2). However, serum glucose and liver glycogen levels were ameliorated upon garlic oil supplementation. Dr Ouhtit is an internationally respected scientist with awards for outstanding and innovative research.
However, administration of garlic oil to the NaNO2-intoxicated rats significantly restored these parameters in the liver and kidney organs (Table 2).Further, we assessed oxidative stress parameters and antioxidant activity in the liver and the kidney and the results are summarized in table 3.
The hypoglycemic effect of garlic oil and its organo-sulfur compounds might be due to their ability to enhance insulin secretion [41, 42].Our results also indicate an inhibitory effect NaNO2 on the biosynthesis of protein, which was restored by garlic oil supplementation. I’ve attached an article I found on healthier alternatives to coffee in the morning to kick start your day.
Using F344 rat in a multiorgan carcinogenesis model, 0.3% NaNO2 given in the drinking water for 28 weeks increased the incidence of forestomach neoplasm in the post-initiation period [11]. The data indicate that TBARS concentration increased significantly, while GSH content, as well as catalase activity were decreased in both organs of NaNO2-intoxicated rats (Table 3).
These data suggest a stimulation of the thyroid and the adrenal glands by NaNO2 which can lead to a blockade in protein synthesis, fast breakdown, increased rate of free amino acids, and decreased protein turnover [43]. Scott Cancer Center, Louisiana State University Health Science Center, CSRB Building, Room# 748C, 533 Bolivar Street, New Orleans, LA 70112. Thus, it cannot be precluded that NaNO2 has very weak carcinogenic potential, particularly in the squamous epithelium of the forestomach. However, combination of garlic oil with NaNO2 reduced TBARS concentration and restored the levels of GSH as well as the activity of catalase (Table 3). In addition, nitrite interactions results into nitric oxide release, which can inhibit total protein synthesis [44]. Moreover, in combination with other chemicals, NaNO2 has also been shown to form carcinogens or to enhance carcinogenesis. However, the increase in bilirubin concentration as well as the activity of AST, ALT and ALP enzymes in the serum of NaNO2-treated rats could be attributed to the toxic effect of nitroso-compounds, formed in the acidic environment of the stomach, in causing severe hepatic necrosis [45]. For instance, highly carcinogenic N-nitroso-compounds are produced when nitrite reacts with secondary amines and N-alkyl amides under acidic conditions in vitro [8, 12] and in vivo [13]. These abnormalities were prevented by supplementation of garlic oil, perhaps due to its role in stabilizing the cell membrane and protect the liver from free radical-mediated liver cell toxicity [46].In response to NaNO2 treatment, urea and creatinine were increased in the serum but decreased in the kidney, suggesting an impairment of kidney functions. Other studies have demonstrated that treatment with NaNO2 in combination with phenolic compounds [11, 14] or ascorbic acid [15] strongly enhanced forestomach carcinogenesis in a rat two-stage carcinogenesis model.Recent trends in controlling and treating diseases tend to favor natural antioxidant compounds rather than synthetic ones [16]. These effects could also be attributed to the changes in the threshold of tubular re-absorption, renal blood flow and glomerular filtration rate [47].
The human diet, which contains large number of natural compounds, is essential in protecting the body against the development of diseases, and the garlic Allium sativum is one of the well known plant with remarkable anti-carcinogenic properties is [16, 17]. Garlic oil showed a clear improvement in kidney functions, perhaps due to the antioxidant properties of garlic in scavenging free radicals leading to reduced levels of nitric oxide and lipid peroxidation.
Garlic, is a commonly worldwide used food, and its medical properties have been well recognized since the ancient times. Moreover, NaNO2-inhibited glutathione content and catalase enzyme activity in the liver and the kidney may be attributed to the observed induction of lipid peroxidation [48]. Garlic is known for its antibacterial [18], anticarcinogenic [19], hypolipidemic [20], hypoglycemic [21], antifungal [22], and anti-atherosclerotic [23] properties, and an antioxidant against free radicals [24, 25].Here, we investigated the role of garlic oil in preventing NaNO2-induced abnormalities in the biochemical parameters associated with the oxidative stress in male albino rats. However, garlic improved the antioxidant mechanism due to the ability of Diallyl disulfide and Diallyl trisulfide present in garlic oil in modulating the oxidative stress and detoxifying enzyme system [49, 50, 51].In conclusion, from the results achieved it can be concluded that the administration of garlic has an extremely beneficial role in overcoming the occurred adverse effects of chronic ingestion of sodium nitrite, which is probably through its excellent antioxidant properties and highly nutritional values.




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