Washington: Nutrition experts at the University of Maryland have recommended blueberries for diabetes patients.
It’s worth noting that in diabetes, the human body cannot produce the right amount of insulin, which is the hormone responsible for converting food into energy. This is why experts suggest that blueberries reduce the risk of increasing blood sugar compared to other fruits.
In diabetes, there is an increase in glucose levels in the blood, which leads to higher blood sugar levels. Researchers at the university claim that fiber-rich blueberries can help prevent the increase in blood sugar levels. Fiber found in fruits reduces the process of glucose secretion into the blood.
According to experts, one cup of blueberries contains approximately 3.6 grams of fiber, while a similar amount of apples contains 3.1 grams of fiber. Apples are known to have a moderate amount of fiber, but blueberries have around 4 grams less sugar compared to apples. With fewer calories, consuming a larger portion of blueberries is less likely to cause weight gain compared to other fruits.
Blueberries are rich in various nutrients that are beneficial for health, including fiber, vitamin C, and manganese. Manganese is an essential element that helps maintain bones and tissues, as well as addressing blood clotting issues.