So now diabetics have even more reason to get busy and start "chopping broccoli..chopping broccoli,...chopping brocco-li!"
According to Dr. Mercola, "Eating broccoli could reverse the damage that diabetes inflicts on heart blood vessels. The key is most likely a compound in the vegetable called sulforaphan."
What does Sulforaphan do? Sulforaphan encourages the body to produce the enzyme nfr2, which acts as both an antioxidant and a detoxifier that protect blood vessels, cells and tissues, while decreasing the number of molecules that cause cell damage known as Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) -- by as much as 73 percent.
Here's the link to Dr. Mercola & the magic of broccoli
The article goes into detail; tells you the best ways to eat broccoli, and other natural methods to help treat diabetes.
**Diabetesaliciousness Sidebar - The actual article sub - heading says "Other natural methods to prevent diabetes", but Mercola is talking about Type 2 risk factors & how to lower them. Not magical elixirs offering to cure for the low, low price of $49.95.
I'm not pleased with the wording of this particular sub - heading, but the info is good.**
Also, one of the article links to another that goes into Leptin in detail. Leptin's been in the news a lot as of late, and Dr. Mercola does a good job of explaining why it's important.
All in all, it's a good read - Check it out!
Also - shout out to G Ninja for his technical support - You Rock Ninja G!
PS - Dana Carvy is great and watch Phil Hartman - his facial expressions are priceless!