When, wishing someone a successful and happy life, we add the phrase "and a cherry on a cake", we kind of program a person into a bright, sweet life. Berry has long been the favorite confectioners, chocolate craftsmen and hostesses.
Cherry with type 2 diabetes also occupies a niche in the diet. Using it correctly and wisely, it is possible to activate the work of the pancreas, to saturate the body with valuable vitamins and minerals.
What is useful cherry?
Beautiful, juicy berry has a bright color due to anthocyanin pigment. It also has an antibacterial effect, contributes to the fight against colds, cancer cells, improves blood circulation and strengthens the walls of blood vessels in general.
For diabetics, anthocyanin is also valuable because it increases the tone of the pancreas, which contributes to the development of insulin, reducing the level of glucose in the blood. But not only this pigment makes cherries valuable in diabetes. Berry is rich in coumarin. It has a blood-reducing effect, gently lowers blood pressure, prevents the formation of blood clots.
Also useful and valuable properties of cherries are added:
- Vitamin A;
- B vitamins;
- Vitamin C;
- Vitamin E youth;
- Folic acid.
Together with these vitamins, macronutrients enter the fight against diseases: potassium, calcium, fluorine, sodium and magnesium. The microelements contribute to the usefulness of the berries: iron, iodine, cobalt, manganese, copper, zinc and fluorine.
Not so long ago, chemists discovered ellagic acid in cherries. It gives the berry hypotensive, cardioprotective, anti-inflammatory action. But the main advantage of this component is its antitumor properties.
Berry treat low-calorie foods, a handful of cherries - only 52 kcal. This fact makes it a good component in the nutrition of patients on a diet.
Cherry in the diet will help get rid of problems with digestion (fix the chair), normalizes sleep. It removes salts from the body, which provoke a metabolic disorder.
The totality of the above properties make the berry a good tool for combating many ailments. Cherry in diabetes will have a restorative, preventive effect. Due to its ability to repair vessels, it is possible to minimize the risk of developing retinopathy, angiopathy and other related diseases.
How to use the berry?
Nutritionists and endocrinologists say: despite the fact that the berries are quite sweet, you can eat cherries with diabetes. The glycemic index of the berry is 22, so it does not increase the level of glucose.
Cherry is a seasonal berry. Of course, it is useful to use fresh cherry, picked from the tree. When there is no such possibility, while buying a berry, pay attention to the appearance: if traces of rot appear in places, it means that it was either torn down by the overwhelming one, or she has already managed to spoil herself from the seller.
Buying fresh berries in winter is not desirable. Grown in a greenhouse, it will not have useful properties that are necessary to combat ailments. Such cherries are often treated with chemicals, the use of which is doubtful.
But do not deny yourself the same winter pleasure? Freezers - to help! Properly frozen berries will retain almost all of their valuable properties. Before placing the billet in the chamber, wash the cherries well and dry. Use the ultrafast freeze function if it is provided by the refrigerator model.
The permissible daily amount of cherries in the diet is from 100 to 300 grams. In order not to harm, keep counting calories in the menu. And do not limit yourself to using only the pulp. Twigs and leaves from a tree are perfect for brewing fragrant tea.
You can prepare a multicomponent decoction for diabetics. Take 50 grams of currant leaves, mulberries, blueberries and cherries per 3 liters of boiling water. Diabetics obtained in this way should be taken for 3 months. Dosage: half a glass half an hour before meals, 3 times a day.
Everything that grows on cherries (except seeds) is suitable for recovery. In diabetes, you can cook another decoction of the stalks. To do this, take 1 tbsp. crushed stalk and pour a glass of boiling water. Boil 10 minutes. Received means accept according to the same scheme, as broth from leaves.
In what cases can not eat cherries?
Any food product always has positive properties, but also those that can harm in certain situations. Cherries are no exception. Stop using it if you have:
- Acidity, stomach ulcer;
- Addiction to eating disorders;
- Excess weight;
- Diseases of the lungs.
The cherry bone contains amygdalin glycoside. He, falling into the stomach and intestines, disintegrates, and secretes toxic hydrocyanic acid, which can cause severe poisoning of the body.
Can I eat cherries with diabetes? Yes, if you have no contraindications, and eating berries brings pleasure to your taste buds. A ripe, juicy cherry will always please the eye, give a good mood and a portion of useful components for the body!