Rapid elevation of blood sugar caused by diabetes makes the body not function properly, leading to serious conditions such as dialysis due to a failure of the kidney, loss of vision, necrosis of the leg, etc. There are two major causes. Diabetes Type I is caused by heredity or virus infection. Diabetes Type II is caused by irregularity of dietary life or lifestyle habit. 95 % of diabetes are Type II and Type II can be prevented by the improvement of dietary life.
To prevent diabetes, lowering the blood sugar is important. The nutrition that lowers the blood sugar is lycopene. Lycopene is contained in tomato a lot. Tomato is often eaten raw, but to take lycopene effectively, it is better to make tomato juice. The cells containing lycopene in raw tomato is too hard to get lycopene out of the cells by biting. Blender breaks the cells of tomato, increasing lycopene coming out of the cells. Tomato juice on the market is more effective than handmade one because lycopene is rich in the skin of tomato and tomato juice on the market uses tomato with thick skin. That makes the amount of lycopene in the tomato for tomato juice 3 times more than normal tomato.
It is recommended to drink a glass of tomato juice every day. In a research, drinking tomato juice for 1 year made the blood sugar lower down by 30 % (160 mg/dL becomes 110 mg/dL). This result is similar to the result brought by medication.
Adding olive oil into tomato juice is more effective because lycopene easily dissolves in oil and the absorption rate into the body becomes higher.
Warming tomato juice makes lycopene dissolve in oil more than 2 times and absorbed more easily. The absorption rate of lycopene when drinking hot tomato juice is about 4.5 times higher.
The recipe of hot tomato juice is only microwave a cup of tomato juice with a table spoon of olive oil.
It is more effective to drink hot tomato juice before breakfast because the absorption rate of lycopene is higher in the morning. If you drink it 30 minutes before breakfast, you can prevent rapid elevation of blood sugar.
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