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Does Sauerkraut Affect Blood Sugar?

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Nadia Galinova
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Nadia Galinova
Does Sauerkraut Affect Blood Sugar?

Diabetes is a serious disease that destroys almost all organs and systems, and here nutrition plays a very important role.

During the fermentation process, the cabbage is enriched with lactic acid and enzymes that improve the functions of the pancreas, whose functions are reduced in case of diabetes. A high content of vitamin C is also very important in the diet of diabetics, and B vitamins help to relieve the symptoms of neuropathy.

Diabetic patients often suffer from excess weight, and the daily intake of sauerkraut, which is low in calories and high in fiber, will help them lose a few extra pounds and will not allow them to be gained again.

Sauerkraut has a low glycemic index and does not affect blood sugar levels. It practically does not contain sucrose, it has very few simple carbohydrates, so it can be eaten in case of diabetes - type 1 and type 2.

Sauerkraut is allowed for use in case of diabetes mellitus, provided that no sugar is used in its fermentation. However, it should be noted that a number of manufacturers may add sugar when making sauerkraut.

Therefore, if you buy ready-made sauerkraut, carefully study the composition which is on the label. And it is best to prepare it yourself to be sure what it is made of.

But we must not forget that in addition to the useful substances in sauerkraut juice, the concentration of organic acids and salt increases, so it is not good to take it in case of exacerbation of gastrointestinal diseases, pancreatitis, hypertension and heart diseases.

In these cases, with the doctor's permission, you can include] a small amount of sauerkraut in the diet as part of cabbage salads, cabbage soups, adding vegetable oil to them.



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