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Cardioprotective Diet for Diabetes

A Cardioprotective diet is simply a diet plan that lowers your risk of developing cardiovascular disease and Heart attacks. There are certain foods that should be added to your diet to lower your risk. In the United States today, there are twenty six million Americans that have Diabetes and another seventy nine million are at risk for developing it.

Incorporating whole grains into your diet is an excellent way to stay healthy, especially for people with Diabetes. If you have Diabetes, you know that special attention needs to be paid to your diet.

There have been a number of studies that conclude that people whose diet includes whole grains can lower their risk of developing type 2 Diabetes by as much as thirty four percent. The studies indicate that whole grains allow the body to digest it more slowly therefore reducing the amount of glucose that is released into the bloodstream.

Some of the benefits of whole grain are:

  • *Low in saturated fat but is a source of polyunsaturated fats, including omega 3 linolenic acid
  • *Cholesterol free
  • *High in both soluble and insoluble fibre and resistant starch
  • *An excellent source of heart healthy carbohydrates
  • *A significant source of protein
  • *A good source of B-complex vitamins, including folate
  • *A good source of many minerals – such as iron, magnesium, copper, phosphorus and zinc
  • *A good source of antioxidants, including vitamin E and selenium

You do not have to throw away all the food in your cabinet; by simply changing the cereal you purchase to whole grain is taking the first steps. There are so many different options. Keeping a positive outlook on dietary changes is important.

People with Diabetes need to protect themselves because they are at a higher risk of developing life threatening disease such has heart Disease and Coronary Artery Disease, a condition brought on by years of eating a poor diet. Over the years, fatty deposits or ‘plaques’ build up inside one or both of the coronary arteries (atherosclerosis). This constant silting narrows the artery, until a blood clot blocks the passage of blood altogether causing a heart attack.

Studies show that whole grains indicate that they offer greater protection against the risk of heart attack than the fiber from fruits and vegetables; this is crucial to Diabetics.

A study conducted at Harvard on postmenopausal women found that eating at least one serve of whole grains daily reduced the risk of heart and blood vessel disease by almost 30% compared to those who rarely ate whole grains.

Diabetes is a horrible disease that affects almost every part of your body; it can take its toll on you both physically and financially.  If all it takes is to make dietary changes, then why not consider making these changes.









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