New research suggests that diet drinks and artificial sweeteners may increase the risk of type 2 diabetes.
For anyone who is concerned about preventing or controlling type 2 diabetes, a healthy diet that avoids the use of diet drinks and artificial sweeteners is vital. Other helpful practices include consuming less salt, reducing your intake of sugar and refined carbohydrates, and taking plenty of exercise. But for optimum results, addressing the primary cause of this disease – micronutrient deficiency – is essential.
Dr. Rath’s scientific research and numerous independent clinical studies have clearly documented the important roles of vitamin C, vitamin E, B vitamins, magnesium and chromium in helping to prevent diabetes and normalize blood sugar levels. In one particularly striking example, a study published as long ago as 1937 showed that diabetic patients taking 300-500 mg of vitamin C a day could significantly improve their glucose balance. The researchers found that blood sugar levels could be lowered by an average of 30 percent, daily insulin requirements by 27 percent, and that sugar excretion in the urine could be almost eliminated.