Best says broccoli's strong fibre content helps manage blood sugar surges. Steamed broccoli offers 5 grammes of fibre per cup.
"Soluble fiber-rich foods may help regulate blood sugar," adds Best.
High concentrations of these bacteria help digest meals and reduce insulin response."
Soluble fibre inhibits sugar absorption, preventing blood sugar rises, and thus helps cells to react to insulin's actions more slowly.
According to Quintero, broccoli includes sulforaphane, which decreases oxidative stress and insulin insensitivity.