A diet rich in magnesium is known to significantly cut ones chance of developing type 2 diabetes. Therefore, it is imperative to up our intake of this mineral. The recommended daily allowance is 320 to 420 milligrams and it can easily be achieved by opting to eat spinach, almond or even a peanut butter sandwich.
Let’s breakdown the numbers. Two third cup of spinach, 30 almonds, and a peanut butter sandwich on whole wheat delivers 100 milligrams of magnesium. This is significant enough to lower diabetes risk by 15 percent.
Selenium on the other hand, has been found that it does not fend off diabetes. In fact, over time, it might even increase ones risk to the disease. Therefore, we should go easy on selenium.