Strawberries improve insulin sensitivity

The polyphenols in strawberries have been shown to improve insulin sensitivity in non-diabetic adults, they may also help metabolize (chemical processes in the body to turn food into energy) other forms of glucose.

Polyphenols are a category of compounds naturally found in plant foods. Polyphenols are also thought to reduce inflammation, which is thought to be the root cause of many chronic illnesses.

InsulinĀ is an essential hormone (a substance in your body that influences growth and development) which controls the amount of sugar (glucose) in the blood.

Insulin sensitivity refers to how responsive your cells are to insulin. Improving it can help you reduce insulin resistance and the risk of many diseases, including diabetes – with insulin resistance, the body’s cells don’t respond normally to insulin, glucose can’t enter the cells as easily, so it builds up in the blood, this can eventually lead to type 2 diabetes.

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