Diabetic friendly blueberry lemon cake
Mmmmm - fancy something a little sweet? Nikki's delicious blueberry lemon cake is just the place to start!
Blueberries are also great for anyone with diabetes as they are low in carbohydrate. You can eat a whole cup of these blue gems and this is only one exchange, or 15 g of carbohydrate.
According to Healthline anthocyanins in blueberries have beneficial effects on insulin sensitivity and glucose metabolism. These anti-diabetes effects occur with both blueberry juice and extract (PubMed , PubMed2 , PubMed3, ScienceDirect).
In a study in 32 obese people with insulin resistance, two blueberry smoothies daily caused major improvements in insulin sensitivity (PMC), as featured in HealthLine.
There are also loads of other health benefits in eating blueberries:
- They contain more antioxidants than any other fruit of vegetable, and
- Are nutrient-dense and contain Vitamin C, Vitamin K and magnesium.
Click here to follow the recipe. (It makes enough for 6 serves).