Magnesium & Fiber Reduce Diabetes Risk
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist Byron J. Richards,
A Hawaiian study1 followed 75,512 men and women for 8 years tracking their fiber intake, magnesium intake, and the glycemic load of their diets to see who developed diabetes.
Diets high in vegetable fiber are also high in magnesium and confer a 22% risk reduction compared to diets lacking in these nutrients. While there are many other aspects of health and metabolism that contribute to healthy blood sugar function, the simple basics of adequate fiber and magnesium are fundamental to blood sugar health.
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