Diabetes and related complications are the fifth leading cause of death in the United States, and according to some medical research organizations, about a third of people with diabetes can not control blood sugar levels. People with diabetes do not control blood sugar levels
Blood sugar - one of the main indicators of human health
Are at increased risk of complications such as heart attack, stroke, acute renal failure, blindness and gangrene.
According to statistics, in patients with diabetes are two to four times higher risk of dying from a heart attack or stroke. In 80% of cases of diabetes is caused by the early death from cardiovascular diseases. But experts say that is not so hopeless with the help of some nutrients (and products containing them) diabetics can naturally regulate blood sugar
Blood sugar - a very important indicator
And all others - to reduce the risk of diabetes.
French researchers found that selenium - an antioxidant contained in large amounts in nuts and liver, can protect us from diabetes. The study, published in the journal Nutrition and Metabolism, suggests that men with high levels of selenium in the blood of half the risk of developing dysglycemia than men with low levels of selenium. Dysglycemia - is an abnormal increase or decrease in plasma glucose concentration, which can lead to the development of diabetes. The recommended daily intake of selenium for adults is 55 micrograms. Selenium boosts immunity, and also serves to prevent complications of diabetes on the cardiovascular system and eyesight.
British researchers analyzed 28 studies that involved 99 795 people, and found that participants with high levels of vitamin D risk of diabetes of the second type was reduced by 55% compared with participants who have vitamin D levels remained low.
Sources of Vitamin D: sunshine (which is why it is sometimes called the "solar" vitamin) supplements and foods such as tuna and salmon. The recommended daily dose of vitamin D for adults under fifty years of age is 200 international units. For people aged 50 to 70 years, the recommended dose is 400 International Units, and the elderly over seventy should increase the dose to 600 international units a day.
Moreover, if you take vitamin D in childhood, it helps prevent the development of diabetes, which proved Finnish scientists. They studied a group of twelve thousand children born in 1966. In the period until 1997 diabetes
Diabetes - threatening and incurable disease
It was found in 81 study participants.
In the process of monitoring the children were divided into groups, depending on the reception of the vitamin. It turned out that its use in general reduces the risk of disease, but the most noticeable at high doses and regular admission. In such cases, the probability of disease is reduced by 80%. Contact vitamin D and diabetes confirmed by the example of Finland itself. In this country, the world's highest prevalence of diabetes of the first type (he often appears just as children) and sunlight (the main source of vitamin D) children there are sorely lacking.
A study of Dutch scientists with the participation of more than 38 000 people confirmed that increased levels of vitamin K in the body by 20% reduces the risk of diabetes of the second type (the study period was ten years). The recommended daily dose of vitamin K - 120 micrograms for men and 90 mcg for women. Vitamin K exists in two main forms: vitamin K-1 (found in green leafy vegetables and certain vegetable oils) and vitamin K-2 (found in foods of animal origin: meat, eggs and cheese).
Numerous studies have shown that dietary supplements of chromium increases the absorption of insulin in the body. In some cases, regular intake of chromium even led to the normalization of blood glucose in diabetic patients.
A study conducted by American scientists showed that daily supplementation of chromium improves insulin sensitivity in patients with Type II diabetes. In the study participants taking chromium, there was an increase in insulin sensitivity by 8, 9%, and the participants who took the placebo
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- 3, 6%.
Chromium is very necessary diabetes because it interacts with insulin, helping to regulate blood sugar, or glucose levels. Despite the fact that the obtained synthetic OTP, it is better to prefer natural chromium contained in the yeast - the richest source of it as more effective. In addition, biologically active chromium is in tomatoes, bulb onions, black pepper, calf liver and sprouted wheat.
In several studies, the alpha-lipoic acid (essential fatty acid needed for energy metabolism of glucose) can regulate blood glucose levels in patients with Type II diabetes, as well as to reduce (or even eliminate!) The need for insulin in diabetics insulinzavisisyh. In Europe, alpha-lipoic acid for a long time use in treating diabetes to prevent side effects such as cataract and neuropathy, and to reduce the dosages of insulin for the treatment of insulin-dependent diabetes type.
Alpha-lipoic acid is called the "universal antioxidant" because it supports the action of other antioxidants (glutathione, vitamins C and E, ubiquinone). In addition, it provides the body with the energy needed for an active metabolism, removes heavy and toxic metals, strengthens the nervous and immune systems. The main source of alpha-lipoic acid - green vegetables, such as broccoli.
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10)
Coenzyme Q-10 - a fat-soluble vitamin-like compound that is produced in the liver of any animal body, including a human. Studies have shown that intake of coenzyme Q-10 contributes to the normalization, and elevated levels of reducing sugars and ketone bodies in the blood (30%). The daily requirement of coenzyme Q10 is 30 mg. Natural sources of coenzyme Q10: fish, beef and other meat, and vegetables, and whole wheat grains.