The 2021 clinical study by Aliahmadi et al. investigates the effects of red beetroot on people with type 2 diabetes.
The results of eating red beetroot daily are beneficial for cognition and type 2 diabetes markers.
This study aimed to investigate the effects of raw red beetroot consumption on metabolic markers and cognitive function in type 2 diabetes patients.
In a quasi-experimental study, 44 type 2 diabetes patients (57 ± 4.5 years) consumed raw red beetroot (100 g, daily), for 8 weeks. Metabolic markers including body weight, glucose and lipid profile parameters, inflammatory and oxidative stress markers, paraoxonase-1 activity, hepatic enzymes, blood pressure and cognitive function were measured at the beginning and end of 8 weeks.
Raw red beetroot consumption resulted in a significant decrease in fasting blood sugar (FBS) levels (−13.53 mg/dL), glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c)(−0.34%), apolipoproteinB100 (ApoB100) (−8.25 mg/dl), aspartate aminotransferase (AST) (−1.75 U/L), alanine aminotransferase (ALT) (−3.7 U/L), homocysteine (−7.88 μmol/l), systolic (−0.73 mmHg) and diastolic blood pressure (−0.34 mmHg), anda significant increase in total antioxidant capacity (TAC) (105 μmol/L) and cognitive function tests (all P values <0.05). Other variables did not change significantly after the intervention.
Raw red beetroot consumption for 8 weeks in T2DM patients has beneficial impacts on cognitive function, glucose metabolism and other metabolic markers. Article
Beta Glucan fibers and Red Beetroot can protect us from developing heart disease, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, leaky gut, as well as train our front line immune system, build stamina for better exercises, and much more.
Suggested use: one heaping tablespoon daily in a large glass of water.
- Aliahmadi, M., Amiri, F., Bahrami, L. S., Hosseini, A. F., Abiri, B., & Vafa, M. (2021). Effects of raw red beetroot consumption on metabolic markers and cognitive function in type 2 diabetes patients. Journal of Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders, 20(1), 673-682. Article
- Chen, L., Zhu, Y., Hu, Z., Wu, S., & Jin, C. (2021). Beetroot as a functional food with huge health benefits: Antioxidant, antitumor, physical function, and chronic metabolomics activity. Food Science & Nutrition, 9(11), 6406-6420. Article
- Hughes, J., & Grafenauer, S. (2021). Oat and Barley in the Food Supply and Use of Beta Glucan Health Claims. Nutrients, 13(8), 2556.
- Mathews, R., Kamil, A., & Chu, Y. (2020). Global review of heart health claims for oat beta-glucan products. Nutrition Reviews, 78(Supplement_1), 78-97. Article
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