Raspberries May Aid Glucose Control in People with Prediabetes
Increased raspberry intake improves blood sugar control in those with prediabetes, according to research published in Obesity.
Researchers supplied frozen raspberries to 32 participants. They then compared 1 cup, 2 cups, and zero raspberries consumed, and tracked insulin resistance. Those who consumed 2 cups of raspberries saw the most improvement in blood sugar control when compared to those who consumed fewer or no raspberries.
The authors suspect increased fiber intake resulted in the improvements. These results suggest improved management and prevention of diabetes with diet.
Xiao D, Zhu L, Edirisinghe I, et al. Attenuation of postmeal metabolic indices with red raspberries in individuals at risk for diabetes: A randomized controlled trial. Obesity. Published online February 14, 2019.