We have long known that broccoli is healthy for you, but research now shows that there are even more health benefits to the vegetable.
Through a research project funded by Lantmännen, researchers at Lund and Gothenburg University have found a natural substance in broccoli with a positive effect on people diagnosed with diabetes type 2. The active substance – an antioxidant in broccoli – has shown to lower blood sugar levels.
The result from the diabetes study, that was conducted over a twelve-week period, has been published in the scientific journal Science Transnational Medicine. The study involved 100 patients with diabetes and the results show that a particular antioxidant in broccoli is able to counteract the liver’s increased production of glucose – making it an important supplement for diabetics.
It is quite likely that this can be a valuable supplement to existing medicines.