Salk Institute‘s Cellular Neurobiology Laboratory researchers believe fisetin, a naturally-occurring flavonoid that’s found in abundance in strawberries & in lesser amounts in other vegetables and fruits, reduces complications of diabetes and helps protects neurons in the brain.
The fact that fisetin strongly targets multiple organs means that a single drug can be used to alleviate several medical complications
U.S. researchers fed a high-fisetin diet to Akita mice, which were afflicted with abnormally high blood sugar & the medical effects of diabetes were reduced. The study also found that fisetin’s neuron protective property could help check Alzheimer’s disease.
To consume fisetin levels equivalent to those given to Akita mice, researchers estimate that humans need to eat 37 strawberries daily.