Iranian researchers found that a carotenoid, astaxanthin is able to speed up the glucose metabolism and reduce blood sugar levels.
As explained by the doctors, to the antioxidants that displays the body of harmful free radicals (byproducts of cell metabolism) are including carotenoids. They give vegetables and fruits the bright orange color.
Among them a special potential showed the antioxidant astaxanthin contained in large amounts in red fish. He also has other seafood.
the Study, which lasted for two months, showed that diabetics treated with astaxanthin, there was a reduction of fat mass in the body. The same volunteers had lower systolic blood pressure. In addition, astaxanthin reduces the levels of glycated proteins in the blood and the concentration of glucose in it.
That is, the carotenoid astaxanthin is also effective for high blood pressure and cholesterol, the researchers concluded.