Wish Upon A Dish: Foods for Thought

June 26, 2011

Foods for Thought

Yes, some superfoods really ARE super.

Strawberries: Help control type 2 diabetes by reducing blood glucose levels after a starchy meal. An animal study found strawberries had a powerful anti-clotting effect.

Asparagus: A study reported in the British Journal of Medicine found that an extract of asparagus significantly increased the action of insulin, which helps mop up excess blood sugar.

Figs: Higher in fibre than any other fresh or dried fruit per serving, containing about five to six grams per portion of three figs. The type of fibre found in figs may reduce the risk of developing adult-onset diabetes (type 2) by slowing down the digestion and absorption of sugars in foods.

Guava: Diabetic mice who received guava juice for four weeks experienced a reduction in glucose of nearly 25 per cent. Guava has been shown to markedly reduce bad cholesterol and improve the good kind and reduce blood pressure as well.

I know I will be using more of these foods in my diet from now on.

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