The Mediterranean diet has a reputation for heart health. Not only can consuming more olive oil and herbs such as basil prevent heart attacks, but it can help fight prediabetes. According to a study, basil can increase insulin production and lower blood sugar levels.
In addition, the antioxidants found in basil can help prevent cell damage that can be caused by high blood sugar levels. In addition, spices such as basil can prevent excessive consumption of sodium which can raise blood pressure.
Type 2 diabetics and those with prediabetes are often vulnerable to high blood pressure, and basil can prevent cardiovascular problems among diabetics.