Baobab and its Effect on Blood Sugar Levels
Research by Oxford Brookes University showed that the baobab - an African fruit - could hel
p managed blood sugar levels. The research showed that Baobab fruit powder added to smoothies, water, and salads can reduce blood sugar spikes. The researchers attributed baobab’s effects on its high fibre and polyphenol content. According to Dr Shelly Coe, from Oxford Brookes University: “We have carried out a number of studies on baobab fruit at our Centre and the results have consistently demonstrated that baobab can have a stabilising effect on blood glucose.
Baobab is high in polyphenols which have been shown to effect the release of sugars from carbohydrates into the blood stream, reducing their conversion into glucose.
“Our studies have shown that along with a good diet and exercise, consuming baobab could help regulate your blood sugar – which is particularly good news for those with Type 2 Diabetes.”
Diabetes is a condition that affects millions of people around the world, and Baobab has clearly demonstrated that it can help people dealing with type 2 Diabetes mange their symptoms without the side effects experienced by drugs. Arewa Baobab’s fruit powder naturally dries in the fruit while it is on the tree, so it undergoes no processing. The fruit powder is therefore natural and organic and has 6 times the vitamin C of oranges and more antioxidants than any other whole fruit. Arewa Baobab also has calcium, magnesium, and potassium and it is alkaline in nature.