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Diabetes: The 43p vegetable that lowers blood sugar by almost 20% minutes after intake

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Type 2 diabetes barely registers on the radar if you take steps to minimise its impact. Key to this effort is stabilising blood sugar levels, which rise to dangerous levels if not brought under control. Specific dietary decisions have been touted for their blood sugar-lowering prowess.

According to a study published in the journal Saudi Medical Journal, consuming celery can have a marked impact on blood sugar levels.

Researchers analysed the effect of celery leaf extract on blood glucose levels in elderly pre-diabetics.

Prediabetes is a serious health condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal, but not high enough yet to be diagnosed as type 2 diabetes.

The study was conducted between March and November 2014 at the Faculty of Medicine, Syiah Kuala University, Banda Aceh, Indonesia.

A quasi-experimental pretest-posttest with a control group. The subjects included 16 elderly pre-diabetics older than 60 (six males and 10 females).

The subjects were randomly divided into two groups: a control group (placebo-treated) and a treatment group (celery-treated).

The treatment consisted of celery leaf extract capsules at the dose of 250 mg, three times per day (morning, afternoon and evening), 30 minutes before a meal, for 12 days.

There was a “significant decrease” in post-prandial plasma glucose levels, the researchers observed.


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