In a previous article about the benefits of soursop, benefits of soursop are also good for diabetics. Fruit, root, bark, leaves, and flowers on soursop fruit has long been used by herbalists to solve many kinds of diseases.
Diabetes is a metabolic disorder that affects your body in absorbing nutrients from digestion to regulate blood sugar levels and provide energy for the body’s cells. In type 1 diabetes, your body is unable to produce insulin, the hormone that serves to regulate blood sugar levels.
Whereas in type 2 diabetes (the most experienced), the body’s cells become unresponsive to insulin, although the pancreas still produces the hormone in sufficient quantity.
Both types of diabetes are both making the body’s cells can not absorb glucose. In addition to making cells become weak due to lack of energy, it also makes blood sugar levels become very high.
For the people of the Caribbean and Latin America, the use of roots, bark, leaves, flowers, and fruits soursop as an herbal medicine has been practiced for a long time. Even soursop leaf tea also is well known as natural cancer therapy drugs are very potent.
All parts of the soursop tree (including fruit) is known to contain several biologically active compounds, including compounds called phytochemicals acetogenin. These compounds are known to prevent spikes in blood sugar levels and make it stable.
In a study conducted in 2008, researchers using animals as the testing material. For 2 full weeks, the animals diabetics are fed soursop. As a result, blood sugar levels in trials showed near-normal levels. And the animals are not given the treatment of diabetes at all, just consume soursop regularly. Another positive outcome is a healthy antioxidant levels in the blood also increases, decreases risk of liver damage, and the levels of bad cholesterol in the blood is also reduced.
Although formal studies have not been done on humans, but the results shown in laboratory animals is promising and can serve as a starting point. Moreover, although there is no official body to admit it, the testimony of people who feel the benefits of soursop for diabetes is very much at all. For those diabetics who want to try therapy soursop fruit, you should consult with your doctor if you are currently undergoing specific treatment.