Broccoli fights type 2 diabetes

Broccoli Could Help Cut Glucose Levels

According to an article from, researchers in Sweden have found that a compound in broccoli, called sulforaphane, could help those with type 2 diabetes cut their blood glucose levels. This powerful antioxidant is also known to help fight cancer and for its anti-inflammatory properties.

Currently, Metformin is the drug that most type 2 diabetes sufferers use to combat their blood glucose, but the drug is not compatible with everyone and that is what caused researchers in Sweden to find an alternative. In their trials, they noticed sulforaphane’s ability to slowing down or reducing glucose production.

While there is no evidence that broccoli is sufficient to replace your medication, it appears that broccoli can be a natural fighter in the war on type 2 diabetes. It looks like one more reason to keep broccoli in your diet!

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