Many of us cannot afford to eat sweets due to diabetes. Our body, when healthy, is able to regulate blood sugar levels (glycaemia) through the action of insulin. In particular, insulin acts to lower the amount of circulating sugars. If insulin is not being produced efficiently or is no longer able to commandeer blood glucose, you have type 2 diabetes. When this happens, doctors generally impose a sugar-free diet to avoid dangerous increases in blood sugar. amount of sugar in the blood. Still, eating chocolate enriched with EVO is an aid against diabetes according to science.
Extra virgin olive oil (EVO) and cocoa
Extra virgin olive oil is a fundamental component of the Mediterranean diet. In a previous article we had seen how it contributes to extending the life of the over nineties. Olive oil is very rich in polyphenols, bioactive molecules with a powerful therapeutic effect against diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular diseases. Cocoa was introduced to Europe during America’s conquest voyages. Cocoa, like olive oil, also contains polyphenols as well as caffeine and several other minerals. The combined action of these two elements leads to numerous health benefits.
Chocolate enriched with EVO is an aid against diabetes according to science
We had already proposed pairing chocolate with olive oil in a very tasty dessert. Now researchers tell us that not only is it a good match for the palate, but it’s also healthy. In a recently published paper (Loffredo L et al., 2021) researchers investigated some of the complications of diabetes 2. These complications are linked to mechanisms that increase the risk of atherosclerosis and cardiovascular problems. It has been seen that the intake of chocolate enriched with extra virgin olive oil is able to significantly reduce these complications.
This study shows us once again that the first cure for our diseases starts from the table and from an active lifestyle.
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