Get Easy Health Digest™ in your inbox and don’t miss a thing when you subscribe today. Plus, get the free bonus report, Mother Nature’s Tips, Tricks and Remedies for Cholesterol, Blood Pressure & Blood Sugar as my way of saying welcome to the community!
If you’ve ever skipped dessert in an effort to lose weight or improve your well-being, British researchers say you can ease back on your deprivations.
That’s because if you pick the right foods for an after-meal treat, and you may decrease your chance of developing diabetes.
And believe me, these are tasty foods…
Berries, tea and chocolate, oh my!
A study published in the Journal of Nutrition shows that foods like berries, tea and chocolate contain nutrients called flavonoids that reduce the risk of a chronic illness like diabetes.
According to researcher Aedin Cassidy of the University of East Anglia: “We found that (people) who consumed plenty of anthocyanins and flavones had lower insulin resistance. High insulin resistance is associated with type 2 diabetes, so what we are seeing is that people who eat foods rich in these two compounds — such as berries, herbs, red grapes, wine — are less likely to develop the disease (diabetes).”
Prolonged inflammation has been linked to a host of chronic diseases including heart disease and obesity. Flavonol-rich foods, the scientists showed, deter these types of problematic physiological developments.
“We also found that those who ate the most anthocyanins were least likely to suffer chronic inflammation — which is associated with many of today’s most pressing health concerns including diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease. And those who consumed the most flavone compounds had improved levels of a protein (adiponectin) which helps regulate a number of metabolic processes including glucose levels.”
So the next time you feel guilty about eating dessert, just make sure you have a cup of tea with berries and chocolate. In moderation, those foods boost health; they don’t drag it down.
Editor’s note: Are you feeling unusually tired? You may think this is normal aging, but the problem could be your master hormone. When it’s not working, your risk of age-related diseases skyrockets. To reset what many call “the trigger for all disease” and live better, longer, click here to discover The Insulin Factor: How to Repair Your Body’s Master Controller and Conquer Chronic Disease!