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Hot Peppers and Insulin

Peppers and Insulin

By: Jean Carper

Cayenne spice also may help cutatherosclerosis risk.

A new Australian study says eating hot chili peppers may help fight diabetes by reducing the insulin needed to control blood sugar spikes, especially in overweight people.

Insulin production dropped, and the liver cleared 30% more insulin from the blood when obese subjects ate a diet spiked with chili vs. a bland diet. Researchers are not sure how hot peppers help regulate insulin, but they say eating them regularly may help cut diabetes risk.

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  1. Hello. Here is a good link to different types of detox, and what the purpose of detox is. http://www.healthrecipes.com/herbal_detox.htm

    I would be curious if your cookies are low glycemic and how much protein is in them. I am concerned about people not being able to maintain a healthy weight once they are off the diet. 800 calories a day is not sustainable. If you are interested in something that is, let me know. Jan

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