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Blood sugar balancing berries are a low-sugar food that helps lower blood sugars.

The Sugary Food That Lowers Blood Sugars

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❝Loved the article on goji berries! I read they are good for blood sugars, is that true despite the sugar content?❞

Most berries are! Fruits that are high in polyphenols (even if they’re high in sugar), like berries, have a considerable net positive impact on glycemic health:

And more specifically:

Dietary berries, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes: an overview of human feeding trials

Read more: Which Sugars Are Healthier, And Which Are Just The Same?

As for goji berries specifically, they’re very high indeed in polyphenols, and also have a hypoglycemic effect, i.e., they lower blood sugar levels (and as a bonus, increases HDL (“good” cholesterol) levels too, but that’s not the topic here):

❝The results of our study indicated a remarkable protective effect of LBP in patients with type 2 diabetes. Serum glucose was found to be significantly decreased and insulinogenic index increased during OMTT after 3 months administration of LBP. LBP also increased HDL levels in patients with type 2 diabetes. It showed more obvious hypoglycemic efficacy for those people who did not take any hypoglycemic medicine compared to patients taking hypoglycemic medicines. This study showed LBP to be a good potential treatment aided-agent for type 2 diabetes.❞

  • LBP = Lycium barbarum polysaccharide, i.e. polysaccharide in/from goji berries
  • OMTT = Oral metabolic tolerance test, a test of how well the blood sugars avoid spiking after a meal

Read: Practical Application of Antidiabetic Efficacy of Lycium barbarum Polysaccharide in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

For more about goji berries (and also where to get them), for reference our previous article is at:

Goji Berries: Which Benefits Do They Really Have?

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