Magnesium may Help Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

Many recent studies have proved that magnesium levels are lower in patients with diabetes than in non-diabetics. This magnesium deficiency, which may take the form of a chronic latent magnesium deficit rather than clinical hypomagnesaemia, may have clinical importance because magnesium is a very important in the metabolic process.

How Magnesium Affects the Body

Insulin stimulates the movement of magnesium from the extra-cellular to the intracellular compartments in the body. If there is not enough magnesium for all of the cellular levels it can cause problems including a higher risk of developing diabetes.

How to get the Correct Amount of Magnesium Naturally

Most people get the recommended daily allowance of magnesium from the food they consume or from a supplement. Most of the foods that contain magnesium are diabetic friendly so in cases of pre diabetes the individual can still consume the recommend amount. Those foods include green leafy vegetables, whole grains, nuts, fish, oatmeal, peanut butter, bran, and even milk are just a few magnesium rich foods an individual can eat to ensure they are getting enough magnesium and lower their risk of type 2 diabetes.

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