Blood sugar levels tend to rise after eating, and a cheap snack has been shown to have the opposite effect within minutes of eating it.
Research indicates that raisins produce this effect. That’s the conclusion of a study published in The Physician and Sportsmedicine.
The 12-week randomized study evaluated the effect of routine consumption of dark raisins versus alternative processed snacks on glucose levels in 51 study participants with type 2 diabetes.
In this study, compared to alternative processed snacks, those who ate raisins had a significant 23% decrease in postprandial glucose levels.
The researchers concluded that, “Overall, these data support raisins as a healthy alternative compared to processed snacks in patients with type 2 diabetes.”