Start eating blueberries and blackberries to keep your blood sugar level under control

Start eating blueberries and blackberries to keep your blood sugar level under control. In 2015, 30.3 million Americans, or 9.4 percent of the population, had diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. In fact, diabetes was the 7th leading cause of death in the United States in 2015.Unmanaged diabetes can be problematic, as high blood sugar can affect different body organs, from your eyes to kidneys. To keep your blood sugar level under control, start eating blueberries and blackberries.

The antidiabetic effect of these berries is thought to be due to the high level of phytochemicals – naturally occurring antioxidants. Also, these berries are packed with vitamins and fiber that can help control blood sugar levels as well as other health complications due to diabetes.

A 2010 study published in the Journal of nutrition reports that daily dietary supplementation with bioactives from whole blueberries improved insulin sensitivity in obese, nondiabetic and insulin-resistant participants. A 2016 study published in Antioxidants (Basel) found a positive antidiabetic effect of blueberries. However, researchers said more clinical trials are needed before a definitive conclusion can be drawn.

Enjoy 1 cup of blueberries (fresh or dried) each day. You can have them as a snack or add them to your cereal, yogurt or smoothies.

 

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