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Autumn Seed KNOCKS OUT Diabetes

If you have diabetes, it probably feels like you’ve done just about EVERYTHING to get your blood sugar under control.

You’ve given up some of your favorite foods… and you’re popping pills or jabbing yourself with insulin to try and get your numbers down.

And even though you’re policing everything you eat and are practically chained to your blood sugar meter…

Your blood sugar is still NOT where it should be.

Well, friend, before you completely throw in the towel and accept this miserable reality, there’s something you should know about.

And it involves an Autumn seed that – though it looks small – KNOCKS OUT diabetes and LOWERS your blood sugar.

Research from the University of Nottingham conducted a study that found pumpkin seeds can LOWER blood sugar levels in people with diabetes.

They found that pumpkins have bioactive ingredients that help regulate your blood sugar.

The pulp and seeds, which researchers extracted from pumpkins, have compounds like peptides and polysaccharides that have blood sugar LOWERING effects.

They also found that the seeds contained the following compounds:

  • D-chiro-inositol: a form of carbohydrate which the International Journal of Endocrinology found can help regulate blood sugar in people struggling with type 2 diabetes.
  • Trigonelline: A plant compound that has been proven to help with insulin secretion and glucose (sugar) metabolism, meaning it helps regulate the sugars in your body. In one study, diabetic rats given trigonelline showed improvements in their natural insulin levels.

Altogether, these give pumpkin seeds their SUPERPOWER when it comes to controlling diabetes.

To reap the benefits of this powerful seed, don’t just eat them during the fall season. Research suggests that regularly adding them to meals is the best way to get the full benefits.

In a study published in Nutrition Research, the team conducted a randomized controlled trial and found that consuming 65 g of pumpkin seeds can improve blood sugar levels after meals.

Consider roasting them and eating as a snack, or you sprinkle them on top of your soup or salad.