Low Levels of This Mineral Increase Your Risk of Diabetes

Zinc and Diabetes

'We’re smack in the middle of flu season, which means most of us have a little zinc on hand to help shorten any potential colds. This key mineral has another talent, however, in addition to keeping the immune system strong. Studies now show that it can fight diabetes.

Researchers have been studying this connection for years—so much so that it’s surprising we haven’t heard more about it. We decided to spread the word today. If you have diabetes or are at risk for it, here’s why you may want to eat more oysters.

Studies Link Zinc and Diabetes

The connection between zinc and diabetes seems to be related to the whole concept of antioxidants. As you probably know, a number of fruits and vegetables are rich in antioxidants, which are thought to help tame “free radicals” in the body that increase risk of disease.' 


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