Guinea and Diabetes

Guinea and Diabetes

Guinea corn is one of the most widely eaten foods in Nigeria and other African countries. Now, with the daily rise in diabetic patients, there are researches on the benefits of sorghum, especially for diabetics.

In diabetic patients, the body does not produce sufficient insulin or is just resistant to the insulin produced, resulting in excessive sugar in the blood. Fortunately, guinea corn has a low starch digesting ability, making it suitable for people with diabetes.

In this article, we will look at some of the effects of guinea corn and diabetes, and how it affects your general health.

Any Safety Concern?

Various studies have proven that guinea corn is a healthy diet for diabetic patients. This is because a good blood sugar controlling diet may help to reduce the risk of some of the major diabetic complications, like a spike in sugar.


In a recent study, it was discovered that consuming a low sugar diet helps to prevent the body from high glucose levels. It also prevents oxidative damage which makes it an effective way of managing Diabetes Mellitus.


According to research, eating sorghum muffins helps to influence glucose and insulin rate. This helps to improve glycemic levels in healthy people.


It is also important to note that fermented sorghum contains caffeic acid. Caffeic acid has shown a remarkable effect in the treatment of diabetes by enhancing insulin sensitivity.

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Health Benefits of Guinea Corn

Aside from protecting the body from diabetes, sorghum is also a great source of magnesium, iron, and copper. Consuming guinea corn helps to enhance the absorption of iron and reduces the risk of developing anemia.


It also enhances the production of red blood cells, hair growth, improves blood circulation, and boosts energy.


Sorghum contains phenolic compounds, such as tannins and 3- deoxy anthocyanins. These compounds help to inhibit cell inflammations and prevent the growth of colon cancer.

Bottom Line

Guinea corn is a highly nutritious meal for adults, whether diabetic or not. It is a good source of fiber, protein, fat, vitamins, and minerals.


Guinea corn is also an excellent source of antioxidants and other healthy compounds for diabetic patients. 


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