Kersen goed voor mensen met diabetes.*

Volgens onderzoekers helpen bioactieve stoffen in kersen, te weten anthocyanen, de bloedsuikerspiegel te verlagen. Het is wel oppassen met geconfijte kersen omdat die minder bioactieve stoffen bevatten en er suiker aan toegevoegd is.

Cherries may help lower blood sugar

Researchers have identified a group of naturally occurring chemicals abundant in cherries that could help lower blood sugar levels in people with diabetes.
In early laboratory studies using animal pancreatic cells, the chemicals, called anthocyanins, increased insulin production by 50 percent, according to study leader Muralee Nair, Ph.D., a natural products chemist at Michigan State University in East Lansing.
But you might want to limit the candied maraschino cherries, as they contain extra sugar and fewer beneficial cherry pigments, the researcher says.
The American Chemical Society is a nonprofit organization, chartered by the U.S. Congress, with a multidisciplinary membership of more than 158,000 chemists and chemical engineers. It publishes numerous scientific journals and databases, convenes major research conferences and provides educational, science policy and career programs in chemistry. Its main offices are in Washington, D.C., and Columbus, Ohio.
Michael Bernstein
American Chemical Society 
(November 2005) (Opm. Kersen in pot of blik zijn meestal ook met suiker ingemaakt en dus ook niet geschikt. Geschikt voor diabeten zijn verse kersen en kersen (zonder suiker) uit de diepvries.)