Last week on this blog, we were talking about what diabetes is in their different types. If you don’t know what diabetes is, please access that introductory article.
Today, however, our focus is on managing diabetes with two commonplace vegetables: Garden egg and cucumber.
Garden egg (Solanum melongena) is a nutritious vegetable of the nightshade family which is commonly grown and consumed in African countries like Nigeria, Ghana and Benin Republic. According to medical research, garden egg is highly rich and loaded with numerous health benefits. It contains dietary fibre, iron, copper, potassium, manganese, chlorogenic acid, folic acid, nasunin acid and lots more. This super vegetable which is mostly and best eaten raw controls blood sugar levels, may prevent skin cancer, enhances weight loss, is good for the heart, enhances digestion, strengthens the bones and muscles, prevents anaemia, boosts brain function, prevents birth defects and boosts fertility.
Cucumber (Cucumis sativus), a vegetable that is widely grown and consumed around the world is one of the coolest super foods God has made available for mankind. Cucumber, which comes in various varieties is of the family of Cucurbitaceae and is very rich in phytonutrients. Phytonutrients are plant chemicals with protective and disease preventive properties including flavanoids, triterpenes and lignans. These properties have antioxidant, anti-cancer and anti-inflamatory benefits. Cucumber is rich in dietary fibre, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, magnesium, potassium and manganese.
These vegetables are excellent in the management of diabetes. Testimonies abound on how a consistent daily consumption of these two vegetables have completely reversed diabetes and brought blood sugar to stable normalcy.
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