According to the American Diabetes Association, more than 20 million Americans, both children and adults, have diabetes. A significant part of this population have a disease which is yet undiagnosed, while over 50 million people are in the pre-diabetes stage.
If you would like to avoid this prevalent disease, you may want to ease up on your sugar intake and put more foods with magnesium in your diet. Magnesium is a mineral which is used as a ‘fuel’ for the body to produce energy from the food that we eat. Aside from helping prevent type 2 diabetes, magnesium also helps lower the risks of stroke and heart disease. In addition, it helps make proteins in the body, regulate blood pressure, maintain a healthy heart and help build strong teeth and bones.
Magnesium can be found in avocadoes, whole grains, nuts, green and leafy veggies, nuts, acorn squash, kiwi, almonds, as well as foods rich in fiber.