Broccoli – the Blood Sugar Miracle

Well, the former President of the United States may not have to eat all his broccoli if he doesn’t feel like it, but if you have diabetes or are at risk for diabetes, you should consider consuming the little green tree vegetable – broccoli – the blood sugar wonder. Even without research regarding diabetes, every mom has known for ages that broccoli is just plain good for you, but in case you don’t put much stock in what mom used to tell you, science is ready to back her up.

Research has shown that broccoli has all sorts of wonderful properties that can help you live a longer and healthier life. It is full of antioxidants, is packed with vitamins and minerals, and is full of fiber; at the same time, it has very few calories. All those things are just plain healthy. Now, added to that list, scientists are telling us that an ingredient in broccoli – sulphoraphane – may just help to reverse or prevent some of the damage that diabetes can cause.

One of the big problems that diabetes can cause is damage to the blood vessels; that is why many diabetics have problems with circulation to their feet and lower legs and hands, and it is also why people with diabetes tend to be at higher risk for heart attack and stroke. But broccoli – the blood sugar wonder – is here to help with those issues. Sulphorophane, a phytochemical that is found in large amounts in broccoli, can help. And it is not just beneficial for diabetes; there is some research that shows it may help fight colon cancer and breast cancer as well.

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