The Benefits of Artichoke in Diabetes Mellitus
Posted by Alice Martinez at 11:57 PM
Jerusalem artichoke is easily cultivated and is perhaps the most undemanding plant in the garden. Other name - "artichoke", "Jerusalem artichoke", "wild sunflowers.
This is a perennial herb native to North America. Tubers are irregularly shaped, yellow, light brown and even red. Jerusalem artichoke crop yields in the autumn, but very tolerant of frost, so it may lie in the ground until spring.
Jerusalem artichoke tubers are eaten in raw form, and as part of meals. Has a distinctive sweet taste with a pronounced nutty flavor.
Composition of the Jerusalem artichoke: Protein - 3% inulin - up to 18%, nitrogenous compounds - up to 4%, fructose, vitamins, and carotene. 100 g of Jerusalem artichoke contains about 58 calories. Shelf life: 7-10 days.
The benefits of artichoke health
Jerusalem artichoke - the ideal food for diabetics because it contains inulin (a natural polymer of fructose) , assimilation of these substances the body goes without insulin. Also in the Jerusalem artichoke is a lot of dietary fiber.
Regular consumption eliminates constipation and severe form of intestinal obstruction.
Jerusalem artichoke normalizes metabolism, and therefore can be used as a dietary product in the fight against obesity and overweight.
Tubers of "artichoke" contain practically all the useful and irreplaceable pectins, amino acids, macro and micronutrients and vitamins. Removes from the body toxins, heavy metals and radionuclides, strengthens the immune system.
Jerusalem artichoke - a natural tonic, so doctors recommend it for diseases of the cardiovascular system, which often occur as complications of diabetes.
In Europe, the Jerusalem artichoke and drugs based on it is used to treat pancreatitis, gastrointestinal diseases, hypertension and urolithiasis.
Novosibirsk Institute of Immunology, Jerusalem artichokes recommended as nutritional therapy for patients with diabetes mellitus, atherosclerosis, peptic ulcer disease, anemia, colds, etc.
Therapeutic effect persists regardless of how to cook tubers. So you can safely have Jerusalem artichokes raw, cook, bake, roast and even marinate.
It is not necessary to clean the Jerusalem artichokes like potatoes. The peel contains a lot of iron, so it is well washed and rubbed kitchen brush.
In raw Jerusalem artichoke are added to salads, roasted and fried tubers are used as toppings for pancakes, pies and cakes. Dried Jerusalem artichoke should be a good grind and brew the coffee.
Doctors recommend a daily basis to eat 1.2 Tuber on an empty stomach 15 minutes before meals.
There are also contraindications. Jerusalem artichoke is not recommended for people affected by strong flatulence, and if you are hypersensitive tissue.
And remember, if you decide to engage in cultivation of artichoke, take care of other useful crops. Jerusalem artichokes are very fast and aggressive breed, depleting the soil.
would recommend that you read this and try the sun chokes!
--- On Mon, 6/11/12, DiAnne <email@example.com> wrote:
From: DiAnne <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: [AlternativeAnswers] Diabetic allergic to vegetables - help
Date: Monday, June 11, 2012, 10:23 AM
I have been a diabetic II for about 6 years and always responded well to oral insulin. I am also allergic to Oxalic Acid and was on Poly Citra Rx and COULD eat veggies for the first 3 yrs of diabetes. Then my insurance refused to pay for it. Tried generic poly citra & blood sugar went over 500 plus I had kidney stones and was hospitalized for kidney infections
The Oxalic Acid in most foods attaches to the calcium in my body, makes me extremely tired, causes uncontollable restles legs, then kidney stones, then kidney infections, all in that order.
I have not been able to eat anything with Oxalic Acid for the last 3 years and was still able to maintain blood sugar with pills while eating carbs. While I was being treated for a small bit of cancer 2 yrs ago I then got the dawn phenomenon. I was also on Prandin then and it did not work lower blood sugar plus I was constantly craving carbs. Recently Doc put me on Metformin and I broke out in huge hives. I switched back to Prandin, it still does nothing and I constantly crave sweets that I want to go out at 3am and buy candy. I don't give into the cravings and then my stomach hurts terribly. I was in constant cravings and pain. I quit taking Prandin because I cannot stand it. Since I cannot eat vegetable, beans, grains, fruits, plus I cannot eat any carbs or sweets I am in a terrible limbo.
I eat beef and chicken but cannot use any gravies, dips or sauces. And, I still crave food.
Sometimes I can eat raw organic vegetables but then I never fall asleep. I drink baking soda water when the restless legs start but cannot prevent the stones. I make organic salads at home without lettuce, but the dressings cause problems, either with the diabetes and/or the stones.
I have tried to mimic the poly citra with potassium citrate and the baking soda, and I think it helps, but I still cannot control my blood sugar.
A ND told me that I have hyperinsulin and I believe I do. But, if I have enough insulin in my body and it doesn't work then I believe I am Insulin Resistant. My fasting blood sugar this morning was 356. I have no idea what to do.
I want to go on the Paleo Diet but I am very allergic to it.
Wonder if someone might have ideas so I can eat vegetables. Thank you.
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