Diabetes Type 2 & How Resveratrol can HELP you!

Diabetes is a long term metabolic disorder. It is when the sugar, or glucose levels build up in your bloodstream. Our body (Pancreas) did not produce enough insulin to maintain the balance of blood glucose (sugar). As this happened, the sugar remains in the bloodstream, and is unable to fuel the energy.

There are many risk factors for type 2 diabetes such as age, race, pregnancy, stress, certain medications, genetics or family history, high cholesterol and obesity. As we get older or work environmental stress, we tend to exercise less, to eat unhealthy food (fried food, fast food and etc…), more prone to gain weight and losing muscle mass. However, the single best predictor of type 2 diabetes is overweight or obesity. Almost 90% of people living with type 2 diabetes are overweight or have obesity.This is a chain reaction that can cause a variety of symptoms. Type 2 diabetes can develop slowly. The symptoms may be mild and easy to dismiss at first.

The early symptoms may include:

  • Increase frequency of feeling hunger

  • Fatigue and lack of energy

  • Weight loss

  • Excessive thirst

  • Increase frequency of urination

  • Dryness of the mouth

  • Skin irration

  • Blurred vision

As the disease progresses, the symptoms become more severe and potentially dangerous

Foods to avoid

There are certain foods that you should limit or avoid entirely. These include:

  • foods heavy in saturated fats and trans fat

  • beef or processes meats

  • shellfish

  • organ meats, such as beef or liver

  • stick margarine

  • shortening

  • baked goods

  • snacks

  • sugary drinks

  • high-fat dairy products

  • salty foods

  • fried foods

Can Resveratrol help?

Numerous studies evaluates effects of Resveratrol on several type 2 diabetes outcomes and have demonstrated Resveratrol can prevent, attenuate, or reverse diabetic dysfunction across multiple organ systems.

A research from Natural Medicine Journal found that intake of 1 g/d of Resveratrol for 45 days was found to significantly reduce systolic blood pressure, fasting blood glucose, hemoglobin A1c, insulin, and insulin resistance, while HDL was significantly increased, when compared to their baseline levels.

The authors also found that Resveratrol supplementation not only complemented standard antidiabetic medication but also provided added protection (over standard antidiabetic therapy).

Credits: Internet