How to prevent diabetes-related heart damage

Let’s face it – dealing with diabetes can be tricky — new symptoms seem to be popping up all the time.

The nerve pain and circulation problems can make getting around a challenge. And, over time, the disease can rob you of everything from your eyesight to your precious memories.

But by far the worst damage caused by diabetes is something you won’t see right away – and that’s the harm it’s doing to your heart.

Once you’re diagnosed with diabetes, your chances of dying from heart disease increase significantly.

Now, African researchers have proven there’s a simple way to help protect your heart from years of diabetes damage.

And it’s as simple as loading up on one of the most powerful antioxidants around – vitamin C.

In a study, just published in the African Journal of Biotechnology, researchers looked at the effects of vitamin C on high blood sugar levels.

You see, when your blood sugar spikes, it reacts with proteins in your body to form what are known as advanced glycation end products (AGEs). Now that’s a mouthful, to be sure – but what you need to know is that these AGEs cause serious long-term damage to your heart.

However, the researchers found that regular vitamin C supplements actually blocked the formation of AGEs and reduced their levels by up to 28 per cent.

And fewer AGEs mean less chance of potentially deadly heart failure or a heart attack. It’s as simple as that.

If you’re not already supplementing with vitamin C, now is the time to start. Aside from protecting your heart, it boosts your immune system and is crucial for bone and joint health. Studies have shown that it even has powerful anti-ageing properties.

Especially if you’re diabetic, you have to do everything you can to protect your heart. And adding this one vitamin to your daily regimen may help you finally get the upper hand on diabetes – before it’s too late.

Wishing you the best of health,

Dr. Glenn S. Rothfeld
Editor
Nutrition & Healing
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Vitamin C helps reduce complications from type 2 diabetes mellitus, slow the aging process, published online, foodconsumer.org/newsite/Nutrition/Vitamins/

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  1. I think if we all ate more organic fresh food and exercise at least three time a week, we wouldn’t need to worry about things like this.

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