When your numbers go high… it’s not just your mood that gets low.
Struggling to control your glucose levels is a downer for your energy… vitality… independence… and more.
You could even lose your eyesight!
Skyrocketing blood sugar doesn’t have to bring you down…
And you don’t have to spend the rest of your life CHAINED to a bottle of pills.
Because the desert dwellers of Pre-Columbian times figured out a way to tap into the local vegetation… and harness the power of one of the few plants that actually THRIVES in the arid climate.
It may just be the “last plant standing” if Earth were to ever run dry…
And it could be the last trick you’ll ever need to use to PERFECT your blood sugar levels.
The succulent secret to PERFECT blood sugar
There’s a plant that’s known in Spanish as “la planta de vida” – the plant of life – because it’s nearly IMPOSSIBLE to kill.
It’s provided a source of nutrition for Mesoamericans for over 12,000 years, making it one of the most sacred plantsto our neighbors to the south.
It’s the nopal… or “prickly pear”… cactus, which bears the fruit called “prickly pear.”
But what diabetics in Mexico have learned to rely on to keep their blood sugar PERFECT are the pads (or “paddles”) of the plant, called nopales.
Its folklore dates back to the 14th century, when nomadic warrior priests saw a prophecy fulfilled — an eagle sitting on tops of a nopal cactus over a lake.
Their god of the sun and war, Huitzilopochtli, had instructed them to establish the Aztec empire when they found it…
And so they named their new capital Tenochtitlán – the “place of the prickly pear cactus”…
And in 1968, the scene was added to the Mexican national flag.
Now, any vegetable that’s high in fiber like nopales is an ESSENTIAL component to the diabetic diet.
But these “cactus paddles” in particular have shown to lower postprandial blood glucose and regulate the secretion of insulin in diabetic patients.
With potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory powers, eating nopales can reduce the oxidative stress that can lead to diabetic complications.
That includes glaucoma, which often arises in diabetics when blood levels of glucose and insulin are elevated over a prolonged period of time.
Nopales are a common ingredient in Mexican cuisine… although the Aztec delicacy has spread to the culinary traditions of the American Southwest and even Florida.
The fully mature pads are most tender and juicy in the spring… although some people like to eat the immature ones, known as nopalitos.
Almost all species of prickly pear cactus are edible…
But most research on diabetes has used two in particular — Opuntia ficus-indicaand Opuntia matudae.
Don’t worry about this veggie living up to its name too well. Prickly pear cacti are either bred to be spineless… or are de-spined before eating.
Besides, they’re usually peeled before eaten.
If you can’t find fresh nopales served at your local Mexican restaurant or in the produce aisle, this diabetes destroyer is also available in supplement form.
There is a warning…
Eating nopales may make your blood glucose levels dip dangerously low if you’re ALSO taking diabetes meds.
So work with your doc to ditch the meds and work on lowering your blood sugar naturally.