Diet for Diabetes Mound MN

According to an article in the June issue of the journal Diabetes Care, too much heme iron—the kind found in meat—may cause long'term cell damage and contribute to the development of diabetes. Harvard researchers studied 85,000 women 34 to 59 years old for 20 years and discovered that those who consumed more meat had a higher incidence of type-2 diabetes.

Harvest Moon
(952) 345-3300
2380 West Wayzata Boulevard
Long Lake, MN
 
Lakewinds Natural Foods
(952) 697-3366
435 Pond Promenade
Chanhassen, MN
 
Great Health Nutrition
5192 Central Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN
 
Lakewinds Natural Foods
(952) 473-0292
17501 Minnetonka Blvd
Minnetonka, MN
 
Fresh and Natural Foods
(763) 559-0754
Four Seasons Mall, 4234 Lancaster Lane
Plymouth, MN

Data Provided by:
Healthy Foods & Healthy Ways
(952) 449-3154
967 E Lake St
Wayzata, MN
 
Lakewinds Natural Foods
(952) 697-3366
435 Pond Promenade
Chanhassen, MN

Data Provided by:
Lakewinds Natural Foods
(952) 473-0292
17501 Minnetonka Blvd
Minnetonka, MN

Data Provided by:
Fresh and Natural Foods
(763) 559-0754
Four Seasons Mall, 4234 Lancaster Lane
Plymouth, MN
 
Indian Foods Company
(952) 593-3000
204 Central Ave
Osseo, MN

Data Provided by:
Data Provided by:

A Better Type of Iron

Provided by: 

By Julia Rosien

According to an article in the June issue of the journal Diabetes Care, too much heme iron—the kind found in meat—may cause long-term cell damage and contribute to the development of diabetes. Harvard researchers studied 85,000 women 34 to 59 years old for 20 years and discovered that those who consumed more meat had a higher incidence of type-2 diabetes. Women who ate the most meat had a 28 percent higher risk compared to those who ate the least, even with factors like body weight, exercise, and overall diet considered. What’s interesting is that iron from plant sources doesn’t seem to affect the body in the same way. Red meat has long been associated with an increased risk of certain cancers, especially colon, which makes incorporating meatless options into your diet a healthy shift.

If signing off meat wholesale isn’t for you, consider part-time vegetarianism and become an expert at ferreting out healthy proteins. “Being a vegetarian has nothing to do with eating vegetables—we should all be eating vegetables—but it has everything to do with where you get your protein,” says Nikki Goldbeck, author of American Wholefoods Cuisine (Ceres Press, 2006). Meatless options like soy burgers, bean soup, and veggie lasagna can be alternated with eggs, fish, or poultry. According to the American Institute for Cancer Research, fish and poultry contain less heme iron than red meat. Limiting the amount of meat in your diet in favor of vegetarian fare and carefully choosing the source of your protein can reduce your risk for diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.

Author: Julia Rosien

Copyright 1999-2009 Natural Solutions: Vibrant Health, Balanced Living/Alternative Medicine/InnoVisi...

Local Events

UST Executive Conference on the Future of Health Care
Dates: 11/5/2020 – 11/5/2020
Location:
University of St.Thomas Saint Paul
View Details

UST Executive Conference on the Future of Health Care
Dates: 11/5/2020 – 11/5/2020
Location:
University of St.Thomas Saint Paul
View Details

AMSUS 121st Annual Meeting - The Association of Military Surgeons of the United States
Dates: 11/1/2015 – 11/5/2015
Location:
Venue To Be Decided Minneapolis
View Details

2016 AAHPERD National Convention & Exposition - American Alliance For Health, Physical Education, Recreation, And Dance
Dates: 4/5/2016 – 4/9/2016
Location:
Minneapolis Convention Center Minneapolis
View Details