How Chia can help with Diabetes
Chia seeds have a unique fibre coating, that enables them to absorb 10 x their weight in water. This is how is works:
After the Chia has been in your digestive system for 30 mins it forms a gel around the seed that:
– Slows down the conversion of carbohydrates into sugars
– Prolongs the release of carbohydrates
A study to show this:
In 2007 a study performed at St Michael’s Hospital in Toronto and reported in ‘Diabetes Care’ magazine, 20 subjects with type II diabetes were given 37g of Chia seed per day for 12 weeks.
Not only did the Chia help control blood sugar levels, it reduced the subjects’ risk markers of cardiovascular disease by lowering blood pressure and reducing harmful LDL-cholesterol and triglycerides, whilst increasing beneficial HDL cholesterol.
As Chia seeds can help control Type ll Diabetes, what else can Chia do?
Chia seeds can help reduce the risk of other additional disorders associated with Type II Diabetes such as:
– Weight gain
– Increased blood pressure
– Increased cholesterol
– Kidney failure