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Diabetes type 2 - 8p a day vitamin D supplements could lower your risk of condition

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Vitamin D is important for blood sugar control, and could lower your risk of diabetes, studies have revealed.

Taking about 25ng/ml of vitamin D could lower your risk of type 2 diabetes by 43 per cent, according to a 2011 US study.

But, between 2,000 and 4,000 International Units (IU) of vitamin D is the optimum amount of lower your risk of the condition, according to nutritionist Franziska Spritzer.

“Diabetes is a chronic disease that affects millions of people worldwide.

“Most health organisations recommend maintaining a vitamin D blood level of at least 30 ng/ml.

“However, for many people, supplementing with 2,000–4,000 IU of vitamin D daily may be necessary to achieve and maintain optimal levels.

“Good food sources of vitamin D include fatty fish and cod liver oil.

Some herbs may help to increase insulin sensitivity, and reduce the chances of diabetes progression, Spritzler added.

Curcumin has strong anti-inflammatory properties, and could lower the risk of arthritis and diabetes.

Eating a high-fibre diet, cutting down on portion sizes and drinking water as your primary beverage could also lower your risk of diabetes, said Spritzler.

Author: @DailyCupofYoga


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