Thursday, November 20, 2008

Garlic Lowers Blood Glucose

Garlic is one of those super foods that you know intuitively must be potent due to its distinguishable pungency and pentrating taste. Turns out scientific studies have proven that it has strong antibacterial properties, making it an effective treatment for colds and skin infections. It is also an anti-oxidant that has been used for managing high cholesterol levels.

A recent study published in Metallomics shows that garlic has the potential to be used in the treatment of diabetes. Researchers found that ingesting substituents found in garlic lowers blood sugar for both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetics. If proven to be effective, this would be a breakthrough for Type 1 diabetic patients, reliant on injectable insulin, who can potentially take a garlic pill instead of a shot.

Read the article here.

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