Resveratrol is a member of plant compounds called polyphenols. Known to have a potent antioxidant property, Resveratrol is a grape molecule that is believed to be helpful to people with diabetes. Specifically, it is found in the grape’s skin. It is abundant in peanuts, cocoa, berries … and the American muscadine grape.
In a clinical study published by the Oregon State University Linus Pauling Institute portal, experts had investigated the health benefit of this natural property way back in the early 1990s. It was found out that French folks who drank red wine moderately have a relatively low incidence of coronary heart disease, despite heavy consumption of foods that are high in saturated fats.
In subsequent investigations, it was also shown that Resveratrol has natural properties to provide cardiovascular protection, delay neurodegenerative diseases and improve glycemic control in DM-type 2.
A look at Diabetes Fruit Polyphenols and Type 2 Diabetes Today.
In diabetes type 2 there is the insufficient production of insulin in the body, making the re-uptake of the sugar in the blood difficult. According to the 2014 diabetes report by the American Diabetes Association, 1.4 million Americans are diagnosed each year and there are 8.1 million Americans who are undiagnosed.
In a prediabetes report, 2012 data revealed that a total of 86 million Americans under 20 years old are in this category. The number of people who have diabetes, from the 2010 to 2012 data continued to grow despite the preventive drive from the different organizations.
Resveratrol For Diabetes Type 2 Prevention.
In the published research in both animals and humans (see research links below), taking Resveratrol supplement showed positive effects on the glucose and lipid metabolism. Taking 1,000 mg/day for 45 days, according to the research, revealed that the research participants showed a significant change in their fasting blood glucose and fasting insulin concentrations and hemoglobin A1C level. Also, the good cholesterol, HDL, increased … while the bad cholesterol, LDL, decreased.
Moreover, when taking 250 mg/day of Resveratrol during a three-month experiment,participants also displayed improved fasting glucose concentration, HbA1c, and blood pressure (systolic and diastolic readings).
The American Muscadine Grape, Resveratrol and Diabetes.
Resveratrol is found in the muscadine grape’s skin, and the highest source is found in the muscadine grape in the US. Scientifically known as Vitis rotundifolia, this grapevine is grown in the South-Central regions, such as in Florida up to Delaware, Texas, and Oklahoma. North Carolina has many vineyards, and is a leader in the horticulture and viniculture of muscadine grapes.
Muscadine grapes are known to have the highest oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC) at 6,800, which further strengthen its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, compared to other berries, fruits and nuts. Next to the muscadine grapes are boiled peanuts, which contains 0.32-1.28 mg of Resveratrol per 180 mg.
In conclusion, the muscadine grape can be consumed raw, as a health supplement, or fermented to make a red wine. It offers potential benefits to people with cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes type 2 conditions.
Resveratrol overview. Oregon State University.
Health benefits of the Muscadine grape.
Diabetes statistics. American Diabetes Organization.
About Resveratrol health supplements. Web MD.
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