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Avocado Seeds and Diabetes

Posted on September 3, 2013 | 1 Comment on Avocado Seeds and Diabetes

Avocado (Persea americana) is a tropical fruit tree that grows to 20 meters. Avocado fruit has greenish yellow and sometime dark violet color and has been considered a healthy fruit for its fiber, potassium, vitamin E, B vitamins, folid acid, alpha and beta carotene and lutein which is good for the skin, eyes, and digestion.

For people with diabetes, the seed of avocado is helps in managing diabetes by reducing blood sugar level, improving blood circulation, supporting the healthy function of the pancreas. According to a study by A. J. Alhassan, et al in the Bayero University, extract of avocado seeds exerts significant hypoglycemic effects that helps in effectively lowering blood sugar levels and thus have anti-diabetic effects. The effect is attributed to the elements such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, zinc, chromium e.t.c which plays central role in blood glucose homeostasis. These elements regulate the key enzymes phosphatase, fruitcose, bisphosphatatase and phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase that blocks gluconeogenesis and enhance glucose use and absorption of the body. It also has phytochemicals (e.g. flavonoids, saponins, steroids, terpenoids, tannins and alkaloids) which contain insulin stimulatory substances.

To use the avocado seed for managing diabetes, one can grill the seed, cut it into small pieces and boil it in water to create an avocado tea extract. One can also opt to dry the avocado seed, cut it in small pieces and crush it like powder and create an avocado seed capsule which can then be taken once a day for managing diabetes.

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  1. Dickson Chonjo Reply
    14/05/26

    I have just started using tea boiled from grounded avacado seed in the last four weeks. I have a diadetics 2. When will I staert seeing the changes in my blood sugar levels because is still high around 7-8 when I measure it early in the morning before breakfast everyday.
    Regards,
    Dickson Chonjo

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