Medical Interest in the Prickly Pear Plant
There has been medical interest in the Prickly Pear plant. Some studies have shown that the pectin contained in the Prickly Pear pulp lowers levels of "bad" cholesterol while leaving "good" cholesterol levels unchanged. Another study found that the fibrous pectin in the fruit may lowers diabetics' need for insulin. Both fruits and pads of the prickly pear cactus are rich in slowly absorbed soluble fibers that help keep blood sugar stable. You can make your own test and see if works for you, which is the only test that really counts.
*(Source: Jeff Wiese; Steve McPherson; Michelle C. Odden; Michael G. Shlipak, Effect of Opuntia ficus indica on Symptoms of the Alcohol Hangover, Archives of Internal Medicine, Jun 2004; 164: 1334 - 1340.)
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