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Health Benefits Of Brussels Sprouts

Regulate Blood Sugar

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Research shows Brussels sprouts may help regulate blood sugar thanks to high fiber content and an antioxidant called alpha-lipoic acid. The high fiber in Brussels sprouts helps maintain blood sugar by moving through the body slowly without being digested and slowing the absorption of sugar. The alpha-lipoic acid in Brussels sprouts also plays a role in regulating blood sugar. This antioxidant has been found to boost insulin sensitivity. Insulin is the hormone that transports sugar from the blood to the cells to keep blood sugar levels healthy. It's believed alpha-lipoic acid helps insulin work more efficiently. Researchers also believe alpha-lipoic acid supplements or a diet rich in foods with alpha-lipoic acid can help with insulin resistance and neuropathy associated with diabetes.

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