Broccoli ‘super soup’ may help keep type 2 diabetes at bay

Smarter Food’s trials have shown that eating just one bowl of the soup a week can help lower elevated blood glucose levels, and maintain these lower levels over time. This is a particular help for people with high blood sugar levels, a key risk factor for developing diabetes.

The secret ingredient is a special type of broccoli first discovered growing wild in Sicily by the company’s lead scientist, Prof Richard Mithen. After years of research and plant breeding, it has developed a new strain of broccoli called GRextra, which it grows and processes into soup in Scotland.

Their research has found that each portion of soup, made from GRextra which is freeze-dried raw, contains as much glucoraphanin as people would get from eating five or more heads of raw broccoli.

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