As we discussed in our blog post, “4 Misconceptions About Diabetes,” diabetics often struggle with the burdens of managing their conditions. One of the biggest stressors for diabetics can be their reliance on insulin and medications, which many feel monopolize their time, cause feelings of unending dependence, and inconvenience them. However, new research suggests there can be relief and release from Type 2 diabetes medications in the form of a very common vegetable: broccoli.
Need for Medication Relief
The challenge faced by the researchers in the study referenced above was to find a substitute for metformin, a popular drug used to treat diabetes. Metformin is highly effective in regulating the production of glucose in the liver. However, taking metformin is not an option for people with problems with their kidneys, a frequent complication of Type 2 diabetes. Additionally, metformin can cause several side effects such as abdominal pain and diarrhea.
Broccoli’s Special Compound
After testing 3,800 drug signatures, researchers zeroed in on the promising results obtained by the compound sulforaphane. Sulforaphane naturally occurs in cruciferous vegetables, like broccoli, cabbage, and kale. Tests showed that sulforaphane improved insulin responses and prevented glucose overproduction in lab settings. Additionally, the compound also minimized the risk of developing glucose intolerance and was as effective as metformin in lowering blood glucose.
For test subjects taking sulforaphane, those who were administered a broccoli extract experienced a clear reduction in blood sugar levels in the body and the compound was found to be very effective for treating overweight patients. Additionally, no patient reported any side effects when taking the extract.
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