Dietary Changes and Nutritional Intake Assist Diabetes Management
Hello Everyone, How’s it going? I’ve been doing some research and homework and wanted to share some of my findings with you.
Research has suggested many dietary antioxidants including black tea polysaccharides, green tea polyphenols such as epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) , resveratrol , broccoli extract , garlic oil , and the grapefruit extract narigenin could play an important role in reducing oxidative stress associated with diabetes.
In addition to dietary intake of antioxidants, studies have suggested increased intake of other vitamins and minerals can have beneficial impacts on the management of diabetes; including vitamin D and coffee.
Specific nutrient deficiencies of minerals such as potassium, magnesium, zinc, and chromium, have been identified as reasons for carbohydrate intolerances, while chromium supplementation has been reported to have beneficial affects on the control of blood glucose levels.
Diabetes affects more than 220 million people globally and the consequences of high blood sugar kills 3.4 million people every year. The role of nutrition and diet in managing and potentially reversing diabetes is crucial.
Good Nutrition Is Essential To Managing Diabetes
The specific nutritional goals for diabetes are generally targetted at achieving or maintaining optimal metabolic functions; These include maintaining normal, or close to normal blood glucose levels, improving blood lipid and lipoprotein profiles, and reducing blood pressure.
All of these goals relate to the prevention or potential reversal of the underlying conditions associated with diabetes, including obesity, dyslipidemia, cardiovascular disease, hypertension and kidney damage.
I hope that you have found this post informative and very helpful.
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Posted on September 17, 2011, in Uncategorized and tagged Diabetes, managing diabetes, nutrition and diabetes, promising research on diabetes, type 2 diabetes. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.