Want to reduce your chances of developing Type 2 diabetes? Researcher have found that a component found in curry spice may help with that goal:
Researchers, whose results were published in the journal Diabetes Care, found that over nine months, a daily dose of curcumin seemed to prevent new cases of diabetes among people with so-called prediabetes – abnormally high blood sugar levels that may progress to full-blown type 2 diabetes.
Curcumin is a compound in turmeric spice. Previous lab research has suggested it can fight inflammation and so-called oxidative damage to body cells. Those two processes are thought to feed a range of diseases, including type 2 diabetes.
More research is still needed to determine if this is truly as helpful as researchers hope. However, changes in diet and exercise habits have proven to be beneficial in staving off the onset of diabetes. So, adding spice to your meals may help but, healthier eating and workouts will do wonders, also.