Diabetes is a disease that affects well over 5% of the Italian population, with a steadily increasing rate in recent years. This disorder is characterized by an increase in blood glucose levels which results in a reduction in insulin. All of this can compromise the kidneys, nervous and cardiovascular systems and that is why it is essential to prevent any degeneration.
In addition to the due and necessary medical support, to limit any damage, thesupply is an excellent ally. A recent study from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden showed that a certain food is particularly useful in the prevention of type 2 diabetes.
Let’s see what it is and what other benefits it can bring to our body.
This food fights diabetes and gastric infections responsible for ulcers and gastritis
We are talking about the broccoli, which contains a powerful antioxidant, sulforaphane, capable of reduce blood sugar. But that’s not all. This food, in fact, not always loved but extremely healthy, also helps other parts of our body, especially it stomach. Another study, this time on about 50 volunteers in Japan and published in the American journal Cancer Prevention Research, showed the following.
The broccoli protects the gastric system from the proliferation of the annoying virus known as Helicobacter Pyloriresponsible for very serious problems. This bacterium, in fact, is linked to the onset of disorders such as gastritis, ulcer and stomach cancer and that is why it is necessary to act as soon as possible.
In light of these considerations, it would be appropriate to introduce or increase the quantities of this flowering vegetable in our daily diet.
How to consume broccoli
There are many ways to eat broccoli and make it appreciated even by those who are not really a fan. Apart from the classic boiled o al oven, we can prepare it gratinato with the bechamel or as a topping for a delicious savoury cake. Together with a stringy cheese, voila, the result will be incredibly good.
Also there pasta lends itself to the use of our flower vegetables, such as the Sicilian recipe which involves the addition of pine nuts, raisins and toasted breadcrumbs.
In short, even in this case a little imagination is enough to create various delicacies, from the simplest to the most elaborate. This food fights diabetes and gastric infections responsible for ulcers and gastritis, but let’s not forget that it is also very good.
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