Eat your green algae

时间:2019-03-07 05:18:11166网络整理admin

Green algae might slow down the formation of cataracts in people with diabetes, according to researchers in Japan. Shinya Shibata of the Yakult Central Institute for Microbiological Research and Nguyen van Chuyen of Japan’s Women’s University in Tokyo fed diabetic rats a diet rich in Chlorella algae for 11 weeks. Chlorella contain the antioxidant carotenoid pigments lutein and zeaxanthin. Shibata found that diabetic rats fed on the high-alga diet showed fewer signs of developing cataracts than those on a standard diet. “The antioxidative activities of Chlorella might contribute to the inhibition of the development of cataracts,