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A type of chocolate can lower blood sugar levels within "minutes"!

 

Type 2 diabetes results from poor insulin production, a hormone whose main role is to keep blood sugar levels under control.   After being stripped of this key mechanism, type 2 diabetes patients have to change their diet to avoid complications from high glucose.    Research suggests that surprising food can help control these levels, within "minutes", chocolate.    Creamy and sweet chocolate is a lovely snack for many. While most are usually packed with sugar, there is an exception to each rule.
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Type 2 diabetes results from poor insulin production, a hormone whose main role is to keep blood sugar levels under control.


After being stripped of this key mechanism, type 2 diabetes patients have to change their diet to avoid complications from high glucose.


Research suggests that surprising food can help control these levels, within "minutes", chocolate.


Creamy and sweet chocolate is a lovely snack for many. While most are usually packed with sugar, there is an exception to each rule.


According to research published in the journal Nutrition and Metabolic Insights, a particular type of chocolate can be effective in managing high blood sugar levels.


  • The research shows that high blood sugar after eating is associated with complications in people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
  • Accordingly, the study began to investigate how sugar-free dark chocolate affects blood sugar levels after eating.
  • Compared to normal dark chocolate, the type used in the study was desalinated using stevia, erythritol and enolin.
  • The researchers recruited 13 participants who ate 34g of sugar-free dark chocolate or 34g of traditional dark chocolate.


The research team then measured blood glucose levels 120 minutes after eating.


  • The study found that sugar-free chocolate led to lower blood glucose 
  • as comparison to regular dark chocolate at the same time.
  • While this study appears promising, the researchers added that long
  • Long-term effects on glucose regulation are still unknown.
  • Another reason that dark chocolate is beneficial for diabetics 
  • is its high magnesium content.


The National Institutes of 


Health says that micronutrient deficiencies, especially magnesium deficiency, have been linked to both diabetes and high blood sugar levels.


Furthermore, the health site indicates that magnesium has also been shown to lower blood sugar levels and reduce the risk of diabetes.


A study published in the Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives indicated that dark chocolate may help prevent type 2 diabetes.


The results say: 


In general, evidence from these studies suggests that cocoa may be useful in slowing the progress of type 2 diabetes and improving insulin resistance in metabolic syndrome. There are reasonable mechanisms for the antioxidant effects of cocoa polyphenol to directly affect insulin resistance, thereby reducing the risk of diabetes. "



What are the symptoms of type 2 diabetes?

To be determined are some of the primary signs of type 2 diabetes.


  • Urination more than usual (especially at night)
  • Feeling thirsty all the time
  • Feeling very tired
  • Unintended weight loss
  • Slow healing of wounds
  • Confused vision