Raspberry is considered an extremely vitamin product with a high content of flavonoids. In its composition we find 5 vitamins of group B, including choline (B4), vitamins, A, C, E, K, R (bioflavonoids). In addition, raspberries contain almost all micronutrients useful in diabetes, and even selenium, which increases the sensitivity to insulin of the heart muscle and is considered a prevention of complications of diabetes from the heart and blood vessels.
With diabetes types 1 and 2, raspberries can be eaten fresh, cooked with delicious juices and mashed potatoes, added to cocktails, used as medicinal raw materials for teas, effective at the first signs of a cold and fever. Beverages, in which leaflets and shoots of raspberries, possessing all the same properties as fruits, act as a therapeutic component.
Cowberry endocrinologists are recommended to eat in the daytime and in the evening as a delicious dessert or snack. Low GI berries and high fiber content allows you to consume fruits per 1 glass a day. But it is better to do it for 2-3 reception.
The fruits of the plant contain various vitamins (beta-carotene, vitamins C and B), minerals (berries are rich in potassium, calcium and magnesium, enriched in iron and phosphorus), natural acids. Glucose and fructose in fruits are distributed approximately in equal quantities, but their rapid assimilation is impeded by a significant content of plant food fibers.
Juice, which can be made from fresh berries, helps to remove harmful substances from the blood, stimulates the immune system, tones up the body and saturates it with vitamins. But infusion and decoction of leaves or berries cranberries (1 tsp shredded dry leaves or 1 tablespoon berries per 1 glass of water) is considered curative in kidney pathologies (due to a diuretic effect) and diabetes mellitus (helps to reduce the level sugar in the blood).
Strawberries are another delicious and fragrant berry that is rich in ascorbic acid.
Along with vitamin C, it has several B vitamins, beta-carotene (also provitamin A) and tocopherol (the scientific name for vitamin E). The mineral composition of the berry is also very diverse. Fruits and leaves of the plant are high in potassium and calcium, magnesium and sodium, contain minerals such as phosphorus, iron, copper, which are useful in diabetes. In the composition of the berries we find also other important minerals, for example, zinc and manganese.
Zinc benefits from diabetes in that it increases the activity of the insulin hormone and lowers blood glucose, participates in hematopoiesis, helps maintain normal fat balance, helps maintain weight in a normal manner, prevents the deposition of cholesterol on the walls of blood vessels, helps heal wounds. Manganese together with phosphorus are considered useful for women's health, which often crashes with diabetes.
The caloric content of strawberries is even lower than that of strawberries, and the carbohydrate content in 100 grams of the product is not more than 11 g. So the use of 200-300 g of this fragrant and very appetizing berries to diabetics will not hurt.