People diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance must watch their diets to help maintain blood sugar balance. Adding whole-fruit wild blueberry may help. Research has shown that blueberry consumption might support better blood sugar regulation in those diagnosed with these conditions.
Glycemic index value
Blueberries have a higher glycemic index (GI) than other berries (they are in the 40 to53 range versus 30 to 40 for blackberries, raspberries and strawberries), but are still considered low-GI. Research has shown that blueberries have a positive impact on blood sugar management. One study found that type 2 diabetics who consumed at least three servings per day of low-GI fruits, including blueberries, for three months, experienced significant improvement in blood sugar regulation, based on their glycosylated hemoglobin blood levels.
Blueberries are also high in fiber. Low-GI/high fiber foods help maintain blood sugar balance.
Fruit d’Or’s whole-fruit wild blueberry ingredients offer the benefits of blueberries in an easy-to-use supplement form. In addition to possibly contributing to more balanced blood sugar levels, the constituents in Blue Naturelle Organic Wild Blueberry Powder and Blue d’Or Conventional Wild Blueberry Powder have also been studied for their health benefits on other areas of the body, including:
- Cardiovascular system
- Digestive system
Fruit d’Or’s clean, farm-to-finish, low-bush wild blueberry powders are specifically designed for supplements, smoothies, baking products, dairy and even cosmetics. The ingredients are non-GMO, vegan, gluten-free and kosher.