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Broccoli Ingredient Found to Reduce Blood Sugar in Diabetics


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Old 06-23-2017, 22:14   #1
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Okay, I like broccoli and eat a fair amount of it. I know it doesn't raise my BG. Now someone has discovered a chemical in broccoli that might possibly be used as a "drug" to reduce BG. Apparently it works along the same lines as metformin.

Broccoli Ingredient Found to Reduce Blood Sugar in Diabetics

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It turns out the green vegetable contains a chemical, called sulforaphane, that appears in clinical trials to work as well as metformin at reducing blood sugar levels in diabetics.
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That could be good news for a significant percentage of the 300 million Type 2 diabetics around the world who cannot take metformin, a first-line therapy, because of potential kidney damage and stomach upset.
I wonder how much of fresh broccoli one would need to eat to get the BG lowering effect. Probably way too much.

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Further research indicates you'd have to eat the broccoli raw as the primary substance, sulforaphane, is damaged by heat. My jaw hurts just thinking of eating that much broccoli (and I love broccoli!).

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I did read that as well. They say you would have to eat 5 kilos of broccoli a day. I did read they are bringing out a super brocolli pill...crikeys!!! Wanna be a good pill to replace 5 kg of brocolli a day! I get these cinnamon pills from Thailand. I have to say I don't take them in a regular basis but if I'm wayward and busy and may tend to eat a salad sandwhich, with bread...yes I said that! If I take a cinnamon pill half hour before I know I have no other choice coz I gotta eat! The salad sandwhich has no effect abnormally on my BS.

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Do try the cinnamon. My BIL found that 2 tbsp of the stuff lowered his blood sugar about 15%. However, this effect gradually diminished after about a year even with fresh cinnamon. Had no effect on my BG.

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Even plain old cinnamon is complex.
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.c...tes-an-update/

There is different types. Ohhh gosh...can't it be just simple!

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Even plain old cinnamon is complex.
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.c...tes-an-update/

There is different types. Ohhh gosh...can't it be just simple!
You could try Penderys, Penzeys or Spice Barn (bought from them for eons with excellent results). While the studies tended to use Cassia (it's the most popular in the US), Ceylon cinnamon worked for my BIL. If using higher quantities, consider getting an encapsulator and make your own capsules. Get a Capsule Machine (that's the name of it) and empty gelatin capsules and you're in business for a lot less. Alternatively, put your cinnamon into your morning coffee.

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Thanku for that info Bunjee. I do get mine from Thailand. A friend brings me them and they work really well. Since I've got things ok for me now..last 4 AIC tests have been around the 5.35 mark I tend not to have to use them. If I'm going to be bad..which is not often at all I'll take one tablet half an hour before...that may be if I very occasionally would like a piece of pizza from Dominos in Australia!! That's naughty I know but they make such good pizzas!!
Just for any new members info I've bought my blood sugar levels down purely by following a LCHF way of eating and on no medication at present.

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Thanku for that info Bunjee. I do get mine from Thailand. A friend brings me them and they work really well. Since I've got things ok for me now..last 4 AIC tests have been around the 5.35 mark I tend not to have to use them. If I'm going to be bad..which is not often at all I'll take one tablet half an hour before...that may be if I very occasionally would like a piece of pizza from Dominos in Australia!! That's naughty I know but they make such good pizzas!!
Just for any new members info I've bought my blood sugar levels down purely by following a LCHF way of eating and on no medication at present.
I started taking 2 cinnamon 350 mg capsules from Pro Labs. I looked at the label, and it does contain cassia. Luckily, I ordered a small bottle. I won't order them anymore.

So do you always take them before a meal? I've been taking them after a meal. Should I take them everyday or after I've been bad like when I ate KFC chicken?

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I started takingcinnamon 350 mg capsules from Pro Labs. I looked at the label, and it does contain cassia. Luckily, I ordered a small bottle. I won't order them anymore.

So do you always take them before a meal? I've been taking them after a meal. Should I take them everyday or after I've been bad like when I ate KFC chicken?
Ohhh gosh..don't rely on them For long term use as even cinnamon has side effects. It's once in a very blue moon I take 1 half hour before a meal... It's when I'm like...ohhh man...I just wanna piece of pizza and be normal again! Lol....which is not often.99 percent of the time I'm as happy as a little piggy in mud on LCHF way of eating.
Proper cinnamon does work, I've tested it, but like I said it has side effects and if you eat correctly you won't need them. The man that introduced me to cinnamon tablets had BG 15 most of the time which is too high. He ate high carb and expected the cinnamon to counteract it. For myself..I didn't think that was good.
I will tell you, I do take 2 half an hour once in a very blue moon when I have an attitude problem and want 2 pieces of pizza..and it works.


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Wrongly edited I apologise..I take only 1 half hour before that delectable seafood pizza

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