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does grape cause blood sugar spike? why some say it helps to regulate blood sugar and is good for diabetes?

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Dr. Sandra Pinkham
Holistic Medicine 53 years experience
Yes: Grapes can spike blood sugar especially if not followed by sufficient exercise. Red grape pomace, however, which is the left over grapes seeds and skins from wine making, given before a starchy meal inhibits the rise in blood sugar by inhibiting the enzyme Alpha glucosidase. It also is high in healthful anti-oxidants.

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