4. Aloe Vera
Recent studies reveal that Aloe Vera has many benefits. It is known to lower LDL or bad cholesterol, increase HDL or good cholesterol, stabilize heart rhythm, lower blood pressure and reduce triglycerides. Aside from its popular use in dermatology, Aloe Vera can lower blood sugar levels and stimulate the secretion of insulin.
Used in both savory and sweet foods, the cinnamon is quite popular for its anti-diabetic properties and as medicine for bronchitis. Its uses date back for thousands of years. Cassia cinnamon can cut cholesterol by 18% and can lower sugar levels by 24%. It is widely used as an aid against diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.