Quinoa may reverse and prevent prediabetes

By: Trademagazin editor Date: 2022. 08. 07. 10:39

Integrating quinoa as part of a regular diet may prevent the development of Type II diabetes because it helps control glucose changes, according to a study coming out of Spain. And, it could also have some positive effects on some cardiovascular diseases.

Spanish study reveals that quinoa can help lower blood glucose spikes after meals

Consuming quinoa as a partial substitute for other cereals commonly consumed in our diet is beneficial for the control of glucose spikes and can help in the prevention of metabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes,” Dr. Diana Díaz Rizzolo, main author and professor at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, tells NutritionInsight.

The study, published in Nutrient, includes three men and six women who were over the age of 65 and tested positive for prediabetes in a fasting glucose blood test. The experiment also utilized a continuous blood glucose monitor that checked the participants’ glucose levels every minute of the day.

The study notes that 70% of people with prediabetes will develop Type II diabetes if not properly treated.

William Bradford Nichols / Food Ingredients First

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