Raise up your asparagus spear and fight! Diabetes UK is funding research into foods such as garlic, chicory, asparagus and artichokes, according to a report in Telegraph. These foods, known as fermentable carbohydrates, are thought to activate the release of gut hormones that reduce appetite. It is believed such fermentable carbohydrates also enhance sensitivity to insulin, potentially leading to better glucose control.
If the findings of this study, led by Nicola Guess, a dietitian at Imperial College, London, prove to be effective, they could revolutionize treatments for obesity and the millions of type 2 diabetics in Britain and around the world.