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The Green That KOs Blood Sugar Damage

Like going a couple of rounds with Tyson, high blood sugar can do a number on your vital organs. But eating this may give it a one-two punch right back: broccoli.

The tasty green florets are ripped with sulforaphane, a compound that seems to help keep high blood sugar goons on their best behavior, so they do less damage.

Pass the Antioxidants, Please
When your blood sugar is chronically high, it can damage the cells of your heart, eyes, kidneys, and nerves. But in a recent petri-dish study, adding sulforaphane to a mix of blood vessel cells and glucose cut oxidation (read damage) by as much as 73 percent. More research is needed to see if sulforaphane in the diet is as protective. But we already know that the compound is a super cancer fighter.

http://www.realage.com/ct/eat-smart/food-and-nutrition/tip/6903

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(Anonymous)
Sep. 23rd, 2008 02:35 pm (UTC)
Antioxidants and Diabetes
Thank you for pointing out a very important mechanism. Reducing oxidative stress in the body can be a vital aid in metabolic management for people who have diabetes. Many dentists who are aware of the interconnectedness of diabetes and gum disease now use antioxidants in prevention and treatment. There's more on this at our Dentistry for Diabetics blog (http://dentistryfordiabetics.com/blog/?s=antioxidants).

- Dr. Charles Martin
Founder, Dentistry for Diabetics
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(Anonymous)
Jan. 18th, 2010 07:58 pm (UTC)
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