If you suffer from both diabetes and obesity, broccoli is your super vegetable. Studies found that broccoli can help in blood sugar control and potentially reverse diabetes for obese patients. Find out how does broccoli help diabetes.
How Does Broccoli Help Diabetes
Sulforaphane, a compound in broccoli, is the active agent found to help diabetes. This compound is usually found among cruciferous vegetables, such as cabbages, sprouts and most especially broccoli.
In a study, scientists gave sulforaphane, in the form of a concentrated broccoli extract, to obese patients. They found a great improvement in the patient’s condition and their ability to control their blood sugar level.