How do you protect yourself from diabetes?
Diabetes is one of the fastest growing diseases in men in America…
However it is more ignorance, rather than stubbornness that is causing men (and women) to contract the disease.
In this email I’m going to share with you the #1 unexpected, yet proven way you can protect yourself from getting the disease.
It is a mineral that can easily be found and consumed.
The #1 way to protect yourself from diabetes
It has been known for decades that magnesium will greatly help in preventing diabetes.
In fact, it is the deficiency of this nutrient in the body that is the leading cause of the development of diabetes.
And studies reveal that an increase in consuming dietary magnesium will defend against this disorder.
In case you’re wondering, magnesium can be described as a nutrient that plays a vital role in various functions of the body so that they may perform optimally.
And now studies have shown that magnesium can greatly reduce diabetes risk.
For example, a study was done where 120,000 individuals were analysed over a period of several decades.
During this period of study, researchers kept tab of the participants daily habits – including smoking & drinking etc, their diet, exercise routines, body fat, and family history.
At the beginning of the study none of them had developed insulin resistant diabetes. However, several decades later and thousands had now been diagnosed with this diabetes.
This sparked curiosity with the researchers, and they determined to find out what was the difference between those who had the insulin resistant diabetes 2 disorder and those that didn’t contract it.
The results were startling.
After having considered all variables concerned, and accounting for other influencing factors, they found that it was one main element that stood out.
The differentiating factor was magnesium.
Those who had been diagnosed with diabetes had a magnesium deficiency.
Magnesium deficiency is closely linked to insulin resistant type 2 diabetes.
And numerous other studies have depicted & confirmed the same conclusion.
The deficiency in magnesium in & of itself doesn’t cause the development of diabetes, but rather greatly increases the risk of a person to get it.
Therefore, it is highly recommended that people reduce diabetes risk by rectifying magnesium deficiency.
How to correct magnesium deficiency
A few simple changes will see correction of deficiency as well as improve your health state.
You see, it is estimated that a mammoth 80% of men in America are magnesium deficient.
There’s a good chance you’re included in that figure. So even if you don’t have diabetes, or you don’t think you ever will get it, it’s a good idea to pay attention here to keep yourself protected.
The first thing you can do to correct your magnesium deficiency…
#1 – Increase consumption of magnesium-rich food sources
This is the best way to add to your magnesium intake.
There are a number of great foods that act as good dietary sources of magnesium. These include:
- Green, leafy vegetables such as lettuce, spinach, swiss chard, mustard greens, kale, broccoli, cabbage
- All types of beans & lentils (soy, white beans, kidney beans)
- Banana, dried fruit, whole grains, avocados are also good
A side note here is to not eat these foods in excess as having too much magnesium in the body may lead to the ‘laxative’ effect.
#2 – Supplements
Supplements shouldn’t be a replacement for consuming high, magnesium-rich foods, but they can definitely boost your intake and keep your required magnesium levels maintained.
You will do well by choosing the right form of supplementation.
The best forms of magnesium to take in are magnesium malate, magnesium citrate and magnesium glycinate.
They absorb better into your body. You want supplements that have either of these forms of magnesium.
The worst forms of magnesium to take are magnesium carbonate, magnesium oxide, magnesium hydroxide (a laxative, also known as milk of magnesia).
These do not absorb as well when in the body.
Actually, other types of magnesium are sold as laxatives because of the fact that they do not absorb well.
What happens is that when magnesium isn’t absorbed it gets water drawn into the colon area, and acts as a laxative.
Also be careful with supplements – not to consume too much.
This is because when taken in excess & there is an excess of magnesium, it will act as a laxative.
The laxative effect may also lead to your body being drained of all it’s important nutrients, including magnesium.
So focus by all means on not taking magnesium supplements in excess!
#3 – Absorption through the skin
Magnesium can also be absorbed through the skin.
An example is Epsom salts which are ordinarily used as bath salts for relaxation purposes.
Soaking your body in Epsom salted water may increase your magnesium levels.
Diabetes is a disorder that can be prevented once you understand how to ‘protect’ yourself from it.
The #1 protector from diabetes is magnesium.
The deficiency of magnesium in the body is strongly linked to the development of type 2 diabetes.
Numerous studies have proven this over time, pointing to the fact that correcting magnesium deficiency in the body is the key ingredient to guarding against diabetes.
This is an important discovery as stats show 80% of men in America are magnesium deficient and at great risk of diabetes.
Correcting magnesium imbalance can be done through eating the correct magnesium-rich foods such as green leafy veggies (broccoli, spinach, lettuce, cabbage), beans (soy, lentils), fish, avocado, banana or dried fruits.
You can also make sure by adding the correct magnesium supplements to your diet, or soaking in Epsom salted water as it has magnesium.
Do you want to make sure you stay free from the diabetes & it’s harsh, harmful effects?
Here are you next steps to do so:
- Go through the list of foods which have magnesium-rich qualities and add them into your weekly diet.
- Make sure you consume at least one of these foods per day to ensure your correct magnesium levels are maintained.
- Visit your doctor and have him check your magnesium level. If it is deficient, draft a mini dietary plan to help correct the deficiency. Ask him about which supplements you may take that will serve to help your situation.
- Stick your prescribed eating & dietary program, to ensure you don’t have magnesium deficiency again and risk contracting diabetes.
If you are diligent, and keep to your dietary plan, your magnesium levels will remain maintained and you’ll be protected from diabetes.