Type 2 Diabetes - Are You Looking for a Magic Pill to Cure Your Health Problem?
Although managing your disease can be very challenging, Type 2 diabetes is not a condition you must just live with. You can make simple changes to your daily routine and lower both your weight and your blood sugar levels. Hang in there, the longer you do it, the easier it gets.
In August of 2017, the journal 7 Steps To Health And The Big Diabetes Lie Nutrition Research and Practice reported on a study carried out on post menopausal Korean women who had been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. They were looking specifically at the risk of the women developing heart disease.
Scientists at Ewha Women's University and Huh's Diabetes Clinics in Seoul, Korea, included 25 women in the study who had been supplemented with 800 micrograms of folic acid for eight weeks...
Folate (a B vitamin) levels, significantly increased while homocysteine, a type of amino acid, levels decreased.
LDL, or "bad" cholesterol levels, decreased. The ratio of LDL to HDL or "good" cholesterol, improved as well as the ratio of total cholesterol to HDL.
From the above results, the researchers concluded folic acid lowered blood homocysteine, increased folate, and improved the character of cholesterol. The amino acid homocysteine is made from the breakdown of proteins in the body and is associated with heart and blood vessel disease in adults...
in high levels, it increases the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
Homocysteine is thought to contribute to a buildup of plaque inside arteries.
lower levels are associated with a decreased risk for heart and blood vessel disease.
Folate or folic acid, also known as vitamin B9, is necessary for DNA replication and cell division. It has been previously seen to lower homocysteine levels when combined with vitamins B12 and B6. Some foods high in folate include...
legumes - beans, peas, lentils.
dark green leafy vegetables - broccoli, spinach, collard greens, turnip greens, okra, brussels sprouts.
citrus fruits and juices.