We have known about the benefits of extra virgin olive oil for a long time now. There is ongoing research taking place with OLIVE LEAF EXTRACT and its effect on blood sugar levels and insulin resistance. This could prove to be very promising however the research is still on going. Before you rush out to try and purchase olive oil extract, you need to know that it should NOT be taken at the same time as your current diabetic medicines. Dangerously LOW BG levels could be the consequence.
I am posting a link here to more detailed information on the research being done:
"One key ingredient in olive leaves (particulary olea europaea L., are rich phenolic compounds including flavones, flavonuls, catechin, and substituted phenols). The most abundant polyphenol in olive leaves is oleuropein which accounts for approximately 20% of phenolic compounds in the olive leaf which has been shown to suppress insulin secretion in H2)2-exposed cells. Olive leaf phenolic compounds have been shown to have both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties."
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Here is another site with additional information on olive leaf extract: