Salt, Vitamins, and Minerals. Understanding Diabetes
Many people with diabetes have to keep their blood pressure under control. This is eespecially true for people with type 2 diabetes. High blood pressure can increase the risk of developing heart disease and stroke. Numerous studies shows that too much of sodium (or table salt) can lead to high blood pressure.
Little salt is very beneficial for the body because it has a role in forming electrolytes used to communicate electric signals between cells. But person with diabetes have to keep an eye on the safe levels of sodium in the food. There can be hidden salt in many foods, such as cheeses, salad dressings, cold cuts, canned soups, and of course fast foods. Hech, even peanut butter contains hidden salt! Take the salt shaker off the table, read labels in search of sodium content, and please read advertisement on this very page to find more up-to-date information on diabetes disease andd to find great deals for diabetes products and services.
People with diabetes have the same requirements for minerals and vitamins as people without diabetes. You are most likely getting all the vitamins and minerals you need if you are eating a variety of healthy foods, rich in cereals, grains, vegetables and fruits. Large doses of micronutrients have not been shown to help in diabetes control. In fact, large doses of some fat soluble vitamins can be harmful, so don’t shove that fistful of vitamin supplements in your mouth just yet. 🙂 If you think you may not be getting all the vitamins and minerals you need or not getting enough of them, please check with your diabetes dietitian first. Dietitian can make changes in your diabetes diet plan in order to get your vitamins and minerals from the natural food, preferrably organic food, than from chemical pill. The nature knows better how to produce and combine micronutrients for the maximum benefits.
If you have diabetes you will be much better off if you’ll stick to organic produce in your diabetes diet plan.