“Eating broccoli could reverse the damage caused by diabetes to heart blood vessels”, BBC News reported. It said that researchers have found that the compound sulforaphane, found in the vegetable, encourages the production of enzymes which protect blood vessels and cause a reduction in the number of molecules that can damage cells.
This story is based on a complex laboratory study in which sulforaphane was directly applied to blood vessels that had been damaged by high blood sugar levels. It found that the compound reduced the production of potentially damaging molecules called reactive oxygen species. However, the results have been overinterpreted by the news; applying the compound in broccoli to cells in the laboratory is not comparable to eating broccoli. The blood vessel cells were not taken from a person with diabetes but had been incubated with sugar. It is unclear what effects sulforaphane would have on the blood vessels of a person with diabetes, and whether it would protect them from damage or have any effect upon the disease process. Optimal blood sugar control through diet and medication remains the best option for people with diabetes.
What were the results of the study?
The researchers found that activation of the protein nrf2 by sulforaphane, caused increased expression of various protective and metabolic enzymes, including three to five fold increases in the enzymes transketolase and glutathione reductase.
Incubating blood vessel cells in high sugar concentrations resulted in a three-fold increase of the potentially harmful free radical ROS, but adding sulforaphane reduced ROS levels by 73%. The enzyme transketolase played a role in this reduction. Sulforaphane also prevented the production of other chemicals that may potentially cause blood cell dysfunction in high blood sugar conditions.
Diabetes occurs in approximately five percent of Europeans. It is divided into 1 diabetes (it is necessary to take insulin) and diabetes 2 (not taken insulin, but is conducted diet).
People with diabetes 1 shall not undertake anything on their own before consulting with a specialist. Before this natural treatment against diabetes, make 7 days liver cleanse diet, then apply a method that is discovered by American explorer Dr. Anderson.
It takes 21 days every morning to boil a liter of water 300-500 grams of broccoli for five minutes. Half of the liquid drink it on an empty stomach, and the other half in the evening. Broccoli, and strewn teaspoon of cinnamon, is recommended for lunch.
As in the process occurring compounds glycolysis, there comes significant reductions of blood sugar.
In our traditional medicine, there are even 53 plants which reduces sugar in the blood, the most popular are dubcac (lat. Teucrium chaemedrys), “hair” maize (lat. Zea mays) and dried pods of beans.
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