Broccoli may help diabetics by controlling blood sugar levels

Dhaka,  Mon,  26 June 2017
Published : 16 Jun 2017, 17:11:32
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Broccoli may help diabetics by controlling blood sugar levels

Broccoli may help diabetics by controlling blood sugar levels
According to researchers, broccoli may help people with type 2 diabetes manage their blood sugar levels. To keep blood sugar levels in check, it is good to switch to foods that are high in fiber and vitamins. They should also have a low glycemic index score which means that they won't cause sudden spikes in your blood sugar levels. Broccoli fulfills all these parameters which naturally make it a superfood for diabetics, but this latest research has something more to add to it.

The humble broccoli, which is often disliked by many people for being boring, is now being touted as a superfood vegetable.  It stands out as one of the best sources of Vitamin C (more than oranges!), full of fiber and phytochemicals, low in calories and is also rich in calcium.  Broccoli is good for heart and has become popular for its anti-cancer properties. A new study shows that it may have some health benefits for diabetics too.

The study indicates that broccoli contains a compound called sulforaphane which may help reverse the disease signature. Experiments were conducted on rats and they showed that this compound reduced glucose production by liver cells that were growing in culture and shifted the liver gene expression away from a diseased state in the rats with diabetes, according to a media report.
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