Vitamins and minerals for diabetics

Several vitamins and minerals are required for proper carbohydrate metabolism. Some others are cardio protective and a few help in blood pressure control. Then there are those that keep your nerves healthy. Since all these health issues are of relevance to the diabetic, it is important that he/she includes a variety of fruits, vegetables and grains in the diet plan.

Listed below are the fruit and plant sources of these essential micronutrients that every diabetic needs.

Vitamin A (needed for good vision, also a potent anti-oxidant)
Green leafy vegetables, mango, carrots, peaches, apricot, cantaloupe, papaya, pumpkin

Vitamin E (strong anti-oxidant, protects against heart disease)
Green leafy vegetables, whole wheat, nuts and seeds, vegetable oils

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