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9 Foods That Help Heal The Pancreas

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The pancreas keeps our blood sugar levels at normal levels. When blood sugar becomes too high, it affects other parts of our body, slowing our healing and damaging our blood vessels. The following 9 foods will protect, nourish, and keep your pancreas in smooth working order.

1. Blueberries

Blueberries

The consumption of berries reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes. This can be attributed to the anti-inflammatory properties of berries, which reduces vascular damage to the pancreas caused by diabetes.

2. Broccoli

Broccoli

Rich with antioxidants and a substance called sulforaphane, broccoli is able to reduce serum cholesterol, insulin resistance, and oxidative stress. All of these are contributing factors to pancreatic damage.

3. Garlic

Garlic

Garlic is not only good for cardiovascular health, it is also an excellent food item that has anti-hyperglycemic and lipid-lowering properties. These properties improve the glycemic control and pancreatic health.

4. Natural Yogurt

Natural-Yogurt

Natural yogurt is an excellent source of calcium, with the additional benefits of probiotics which help prevent infections and boost the body’s immune system. This is one of the most natural ways to protect the pancreas and prevent damage to the pancreatic tissue.

5. Red Grapes

Red-Grapes

Red grapes have high levels of polyphenols and reserveratrol, two substances that improve carbohydrate metabolism in the body and glucose transport into the cells. They are able to effectively moderate the insulin sensitivity of the pancreas.

6. Spinach

Spinach

A substance found in spinach called MGDG (monogalactosyl diacylglycerol) is a potent cancer-fighting substance because it inhibits DNA replication in cancer cells. MGDG slows the growth of cancer cells in the pancreas, as well as promote cancer cell death or apoptosis.

7. Sweet Potatoes

Sweet-Potatoes

Sweet potatoes have significant benefits for pancreatic health. When you consume sweet potatoes, your body is able to granulate pancreatic islet B-cells, which are responsible for insulin production.

8. Tofu

Tofu

Protein malnutrition is one of the most dangerous effects of pancreatic cancer. To build up protein without causing damage to other parts of the body can be tricky. Tofu is a good source of much needed protein without the harmful effects of having too much meat in the diet.

9. Tomato Soup

Tomato-Soup

One of the biggest lifestyle contributors in preventing pancreatic cancer is the intake of fruit and vegetables. Tomatoes are very high in lycopene, which is regarded as a potent cancer-fighting agent able to reduce your risk for pancreatic cancer.

CureJoy Editorial

The CureJoy Editorial team digs up credible information from multiple sources, both academic and experiential, to stitch a holistic health perspective on topics that pique our readers' interest.

CureJoy Editorial

The CureJoy Editorial team digs up credible information from multiple sources, both academic and experiential, to stitch a holistic health perspective on topics that pique our readers' interest.

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