Monday, 29 October 2018

@ How to Normalize Your Levels of Fasting Glucose with Beetroot Juice Naturally with No Side Effects

By Kyle J. Norton

Beet or beetroot may be considered a functional food for normalizing your levels of fasting glucose with no side effects, some scientists found.

Diabetes is a medical condition characterized by insufficient insulin (insulin resistance) entering the bloodstream to regulate glucose.

The disease is either caused by cells in pancreas dying off or receptor sites clogged up by fat and cholesterol.

In some cases, diabetes is also caused by allergic reactions of cells in the immune system.

Genetic preposition such as (TCF7L2) gene, unhealthy diet, and lifestyle are some of the major prevalent risk factors that can facilitate the early onset of the disease.

Dr. Mariana Murea, the lead author in the study wrote, "There is a complementary role for behavioral and environmental factors modulating the genetic susceptibility and diabetes risk" and 'The offspring of a parent with T2D face a 40% lifetime risk of developing T2D, increasing to 70% when both parents have T2D".

In the diet and lifestyle aspects, Dr. Waqas Sami, the lead author in the joint study led by the Universiti Malaysia Pahang said, "The etiology of T2DM is complex and is associated with irreversible risk factors such as age, genetics, race, and ethnicity and reversible factors such as diet, physical activity, and smoking" and "Dietary habits and sedentary lifestyle are the major factors for rapidly rising incidence of DM among developing countries".

These results suggested if you follow the role of traditional diet with high in fruits and vegetables and less in meat and processed foods accompanied to a healthy lifestyle with moderate exercise, you are at the reduced risk of diabetes.

Beet is best known as the beetroot or garden beet and belong to the amaranth family. It is a perennial plant with leafy stems growing to 1–2 m tall.

Besides the major chemical constituents betalains and phenolics, the vegetable also contains a lesser amount of isobetanin, probetanin, neobetanin, indicaxanthin, vulgaxanthins, etc.

In the concerns of high-fat or high-carbohydrate meals induced endothelial dysfunction in the facilitation of the onset of abnormally high blood glucose in healthy individuals and patients with insulin resistance or type 2 diabetes, researchers launched a study to examine the endothelial function before and after injection of beetroot juice.

The study includes 20 healthy overweight and slightly obese men with a BMI between 28 and 35 kg/m(2). Participants were given randomly a mixed meal providing 56.6 g of fat with beetroot juice or a control drink.

After examining the postprandial changes in serum triacylglycerol (TAG) (P = 0.69), plasma glucose (P = 0.84) and insulin (P = 0.67) concentrations were comparable between the meals, researchers found that
* After consumption of beetroot juice, the postprandial impairment in FMD following a standardized mixed meal was improved (P = 0.030) compared with the control drink.

* Following beetroot juice consumption, plasma concentrations of the circulating NO pool were higher at T60, T120, and T240 (P < 0.001 at all time points).

By improving the endothelial function in the reduction of the expression of postprandial glucose and lipid excursions, beetroot juice inhibited the insulin resistance, the major primary cause of type 2 diabetes.

These results suggested that beetroot juice exerts a significant effect in the improvement of endothelial function which decreases levels of fasting glucose after the intake of a meal, through the effects of nitric oxide (NO), a bioactive compound found abundantly in the vegetable juice.

Taken altogether, beetroot juice may be considered functional and therapeutic food in the treatment of  blood glucose after fasting in patients of type 2 diabetes, caused by endothelial dysfunction.

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Kyle J. Norton (Scholar, Master of Nutrition, All right reserved)

Health article writer and researcher; Over 10.000 articles and research papers have been written and published online, including worldwide health, ezine articles, article base, health blogs, self-growth, best before it's news, the karate GB daily, etc.,.
Named TOP 50 MEDICAL ESSAYS FOR ARTISTS & AUTHORS TO READ by Named 50 of the best health Tweeters Canada - Huffington Post
Nominated for shorty award over last 4 years
Some articles have been used as references in medical research, such as international journal Pharma and Bioscience, ISSN 0975-6299.

(1) Improvement of Postprandial Endothelial Function After a Single Dose of Exenatide in Individuals With Impaired Glucose Tolerance and Recent-Onset Type 2 Diabete, by Juraj Koska, MD, Eric A. Schwartz, PHD, Michael P. Mullin, BS, Dawn C. Schwenke, PHD and, Peter D. Reaven, MD(Canadian Diabetes Association)
(2) Beetroot juice improves in overweight and slightly obese men postprandial endothelial function after consumption of a mixed meal by Joris PJ, Mensink RP. (PubMed)
(3) Genetic and environmental factors associated with type 2 diabetes and diabetic vascular complications by Mariana Murea, Lijun Ma, and Barry I. Freedman. (PMC)

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