Does Onion Help Lower Blood Sugar Levels in Diabetics?

Onions have long been known to have several health benefits. They are reputed to be beneficial for everything from the common cold to diabetes and osteoporosis.

Researchers have performed a preliminary study on the antidiabetic properties of red onion (allium cepa). They found that the onion has hypoglycemic effects that could be beneficial in management of type 1 and type 2 diabetic patients of all age groups.

Jarret Morrow reports:

“Another interesting point made by the study authors was that they observed an increase in blood glucose levels after the first hour following allium cepa administration which they attributed to the glucogenic effects of Allium cepa. The study authors noted that this could counteract the common side effect, hypoglycemia of many antidiabetic agents.”

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