Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Blueberry: How does consuming it help in preventing diabetes?

Now that summer is here, undoubtedly there is a greater urge to eat fresh fruits to fight the high temperatures. why Blueberries are one of the richestApart from being delicious, there are many benefits for beauty and health.

and one of the most important is that it is known Consumption of these small blue colored fruits prevents diabetes. Well, one of its essential components (pterostilbene) allows it to regulate blood sugar levels.

Scientific studies, in fact, suggest that their anthocyanins—substances that give them their distinctive blue hue and protect them from the cold— There is a strong association with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes.Especially in men.

As per the latest National Health Survey 2016-2017, 12.3% of the population of Chile Suffer from diabetes, so working on its prevention and care is more than necessary. Part of the solution is to eat a healthy diet, which is where blueberries can play an important role. This is because they have low sugar content, few calories and help maintain good glucose levels in the body.

“It is good to consume blueberries daily. If you recommend 5 fruits or vegetables a day to someone, hopefully two of those are servings of blueberries. Especially in those who have to prevent diabetes, because they have less sugar content than other fruits. They are the ones that least affect glucose and make you gain weight. You get all the benefits together in one meal if you choose blueberries, either fresh or frozen. Nutritionist and diabetologist at the Santa Maria Clinic, Claudia Villaroel, stands out.

Why do blueberries help prevent diabetes?

This, according to the expert, is due to the fact that Blueberries are a superfood, which means they pack a variety of health benefits into just one serving. At the same time, in this case vitamins, minerals and anthocyanins. Which provide antioxidants and improve glycemic control in people with diabetes or pre-diabetes.

But that’s not all, because the delicious fruit prevents cell aging and regulates free radicals that are produced by daily stress and harm the body.

To avoid diabetes, Villaroel says that, along with adding fresh foods to your diet, you should also reduce your intake of processed foods like beverages.

« Frozen blueberries, for example, are an excellent substitute for soft drinks (as they can be made into juices and smoothies), which are ultra-processed foods. Which do not provide any natural nutrients and are full of chemicals. Consuming ultra-processed foods has been linked to all kinds of chronic diseases, depressive disorders, and various types of cancer.”

more contribution of this fruit

On the other hand, Bernardita Vignola, nutritionist at the Santa Maria Clinic. Highlight that Blueberry “They have a good intake of fiber and a low glycemic index, so it takes time for glycemia to rise when consumed,” As long as it is of sufficient quantity, which is a 200 cc cup. If we compare them with other fruits like pineapple or watermelon, they have a high glycemic index, so these fruits are not highly recommended and preference should be given to blueberries.

Concluding the topic, experts point out that all this should be accompanied by a balanced, varied diet, with a high fiber intake, adequate intake of fruits and vegetables, and the practice of physical activity. “It’s a combination of all these factors”Indica.

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