After recent news about the benefits of leafy vegetables such as spinach and cabbage in combating type 2 diabetes because they contain antioxidants and magnesium, a new study has revealed that eating vegetables such as asparagus and artichokes could also be crucial in the fight against obesity and diabetes .
Researchers are investigating if certain types of fibre in your food can suppress hunger and help the body to control blood sugar levels . Asparagus and artichokes, as well as garlic and chicory, which are fermentable carbohydrates, are believed to activate the release of gut hormones that reduce appetite and also enhance sensitivity to insulin . Insuli, which allows glucose to enter the body’s cells, is key to better glucose control.
Nicola Guess, who is leading the study, said “By investigating how appetite and blood glucose levels are regulated in people at high risk of Type 2 diabetes, it is hoped that we can find a way to prevent its onset. If successful, this study will be able to determine whether fermentable carbohydrates could provide the public with an effective and affordable health intervention to reduce an individual’s risk of developing diabetes.”
The charity Diabetes UK is funding the nutritional research, which it hopes will transform the treatment of obesity and type 2 diabetes.

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