Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Special diabetes products

They may be expensive,
  They may contain high levels of overweight
  They may confer no special benefits to individuals who suffer from diabetes.

Recently, Diabetes UK have warned against purchase of products that are specially made for people with diabetes, on the grounds that:

Research has shown the Maitake mushroom (Grifola frondosa) has a hypoglycemic effect, & may be beneficial for the management of diabetes. The reason Maitake lowers blood sugar is because the mushroom naturally acts as an alpha glucosidase inhibitor.[35] Other mushrooms like Reishi, Agaricus blazei, Agrocybe cylindracea[42] & Cordyceps have been noted to lower blood sugar levels to a definite extent, although the mechanism is currently unknown.

It ought to even be noted that NICE, the National Institute for Health & Clinical Facts (based in the United Kingdom), advises doctors & other health professionals to "Discourage the use of foods marketed specifically for people with diabetes".[

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