J Korean Diabetes > Volume 12(4); 2011 > Article
The Journal of Korean Diabetes 2011;12(4):219-224.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4093/kcd.2011.12.4.219    Published online December 1, 2011.
컬러 푸드와 당뇨병
Colored Foods and Diabetes.
Ji Jeung Lee
Sanggye Paik Hospital, Seoul, Korea. jjviolet@hanmail.net
Brightly colored foods are a rich source of phytochemicals that may act against hyperglycemic agents. The major concern in diabetes is increased oxidative stress. Some studies on phytochemicals have revealed their antioxidant activities and beneficial effects for diabetes. Some well-known phytochemicals are carotinoids and flavonids such as lycopene, beta-carotin, and anthocyanin. Many studies suggest that phytochemical-rich foods might have therapeutic uses. However, the ingestion of improper amounts of these chemicals may be harmful. The most important message of this study is that a balanced diet has favorable effects on oxidative stress status in type 2 diabetes patients.
Key Words: Colored foods, Diabetes, Nutrition, Phytochemicals, Antioxidants

Editorial Office
101-2104, Lotte Castle President, 109 Mapo-daero, Mapo-gu, Seoul 04146, Korea​
Tel: +82-2-714-9064    Fax: +82-2-714-9084    E-mail: diabetes@kams.or.kr                

Copyright © 2024 by Korean Diabetes Association. All rights reserved.

Developed in M2PI

Close layer