Food and Health - Research on Food and How it Affects Your Health

Broccoli Compound May Help Diabetes Patients, Study Finds

Broccoli Compound May Help Diabetes Patients, Study Finds

Reviewed By Ray Spotts 

Researchers quickly zeroed in on sulforaphane, a natural compound found in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage. This compound seemed so useful because it diminished glucose production in liver cells; when administered to diabetic rats, the compound altered their gene expression.
Antioxidant Foods Linked To Lower Diabetes Risk

Antioxidant Foods Linked To Lower Diabetes Risk

Reviewed By Ray Spotts

As is known from many research studies and commonly held practices, antioxidants have amazing benefits that are great for the immune system and potentially even helpful in the prevention of cancer. Antioxidants have been lauded as a great way to thwart the onset of certain cardiovascular conditions because of their heart-healthy properties.

Conflicting Research Regarding 100% Fruit Juice And Blood Sugar Levels

Conflicting Research Regarding 100% Fruit Juice And Blood Sugar Levels

Reviewed By Ray Spotts

It seems a bit suspect as many juices that claim to be 100 percent juice are also incredibly high in sugar and carbs, which clearly aggravate blood sugar levels. Now, there are some juices that are lower in sugar and are considered pure and natural 100 percent juice that may only have imperceptible effects on blood sugar - certain juices such as 100 percent cranberry, blueberry or pomegranate. But to assert that any 100 percent juice option would yield the same results is frankly incorrect.

Study: Diabetes Screenings And The Progress Made

Study: Diabetes Screenings And The Progress Made

This means that understanding the functions and symptoms of prediabetes and diabetes is becoming much more obvious to a wider range of medical practitioners. For those who haven't had any routine health screenings in quite some time, or live in communities that have a preponderance of in-access when it comes to basic, fundamental health care options, the amount of cases that remain undiagnosed is staggering.
Sugar And Inflammation: What You're Eating Can Harm You

Sugar And Inflammation: What You're Eating Can Harm You

While our body is trying to properly absorb the nutrients of the meal, it's also trying to thwart off bacteria. That natural process is made more difficult when massive amounts of sugar are in the way. This means that the body is then faced with the challenge of distributing ingested glucose and ridding the system of the bacteria simultaneously. This conflict is what often promotes inflammation. Doctors from the University Hospital Basel have conducted a study on how this conflict is directly related to inflammation and how, in individuals who struggle with their weight, can lead to diabetes.
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