Zinc...It's Effect on Diabetes...is It a Cure?Zinc hasn't gotten a lot of attention, but what is known about its effects on diabetes and heart disease is quite phenomenal!!
Two enormous studies were done on the effectiveness of this mineral on type 2 diabetes.
The first study began in 1980 and concluded in 2004.
For 20 years 80,000 plus women were monitored for various outcomes.
What researchers found of the 82,000 women was a low risk of getting diabetes when supplemental was in the individuals diet.
In fact a 20% lower incidence of type 2 diabetes was discovered.
With a high blood serum level, insulin is more bio-available.
This discovery came along in the 30’s.
Since then over times studies have revealed that zinc ions are invaluable in the biosynthesis and action of insulin.
Another study done included 1,000 people. Some amazing facts came to light: the test subject with the lowest blood serum levels had a 21% higher chance of dying from heart failure.
Yet those with more zinc present in their bodies had only a 12% risk.
Having low levels put the subjects at 31% greater risk of dying from cardiac arrest.
Once again those study volunteers with larger amounts of zinc in their blood were only 22% as likely of having a heart attack.
Studies are proving diabetics generally have low amounts of many mineral forms for use in their bodies.
Not all diabetes can be combated via minerals, however if there’s just one chance that a good supply of daily vitamins and minerals can attenuate the likelihood of you being stricken, wouldn’t you try?
As you can see diet plays the pivotal role in whether diabetes is in your future.
As I reported earlier in post “Diabetes and Genetic” the propensity exists resting on specific genes in the DNA.
You have the Godly adeptness to either turn those genes on or keep them turn off via daily diet.
How lucky you are to have information capable of altering your lifestyle 15 to 30 years before diabetes becomes inevitable.
Daily recommended allowance for men over age 19 = 11mg; women over the age of 19 = 8 mg; check the National Institute of Health for RDA for children.
Food that contain goodly amounts of zinc:
no. 1 source is calf liver; one serving equals 72% daily allowance
2. lean beef
4, vension (deer meat)
5. sesame seeds
6. pumpkin seeds
9. green peas
Once again the food listed above aren’t some foreign exotic crap we wouldn't feed to our dogs.
This is food readily available at our neighborhood grocers!!
So, fit a few onto your shopping list. Four of those above are on mine nearly every week.
Great Tip: put organic raw pumpkin seeds in your green salad each time you make one.
They add so much flavor and a wonderful crunch, as well. And lastly pumpkin seeds aren’t expensive, not even the organic kind!
The stats were gotten via the Journal of Diabetic Care a division of the American Diabetic Assoc.