Strawberries Could Limit the Complications of Diabetes
Strawberries are the best fruit’s choice for people with high level of glucose and insulin. They are very low in sugars. One cup ( 236 g) of strawberries contain only 10 g of carbohydrates and is an excellent source of vitamin C, Dietary Fiber, Magnesium, Potassium. Strawberries contain also fisetin, an antioxidant that has been studied in relation to Alzheimer’s disease and to kidney failure resulting from diabetes. “While fisetin didn’t reduce blood sugar levels, it lowered hypertrophy, or enlargement, of the kidneys, according to the study. High urine protein levels, a typical sign of kidney disease, also fell. Diabetic retinopathy (damage to the retina caused by diabetes) and neuropathy (pain or loss of feeling in the toes, feet and hands, among other symptoms) also diminished”.[lifescript.com] Buy organic strawberries, berries which come from standard plantations have high pesticide contamination levels.