Researchers at the Oregon State University are of the opinion that a higher intake of Vitamin C for people with the metabolic syndrome is of crucial importance and can stop health problems. They recommend five to ten servings of fruits and vegetables daily.
A diet that is rich in saturated fats, leads to slight chronic inflammatory responses that promote the development of the metabolic syndrome. New research according to the findings, which were published in the journal Redox Biology, changing this diet, the bacteria composition in the intestine. Thus, increasingly, substances are released into the blood, which can lead to a Vitamin C deficiency. This in turn impairs the action of Vitamin E. Vitamin C and E are required for the prevention of diet-related inflammation.
"If too much fat is included in the diet, this leads to damage of the Darms", Prof. Maret Traber of Oregon State University says. "Bacteria cell walls can then pass from the intestine into the bloodstream, where neutrophils are followed." Neutrophils are white blood cells that fight bacteria. In the process, they destroy, but also Vitamin C. Trotter explains: "The body destroys its own protection, because he was enticed by the imbalance in the intestinal flora to believe that there is a bacterial Invasion."
Vitamin C is found in fresh vegetables and fruit. Vitamin E-sources include almonds, wheat germ and seeds and Oils. Trotter advises to take five to ten servings of fruits and vegetables daily. In order for the body to receive sufficient dietary fiber and Vitamin C.
The metabolic syndrome three of the following four factors are present: abdominal-fitting Obesity, hypertension, and lipid and glucose metabolism disorder. It is associated with type 2 Diabetes, fatty liver, cardiovascular disease and dementia.