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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