09 Jul Study: Eating a healthy diet centered in plants can lower the risk of type 2 diabetes
Type 2 diabetes is a metabolic syndrome which affects the body’s ability to use insulin properly. While some individuals have their blood sugar levels under control by focusing on a healthy eating and exercise routine, others may require medication or insulin to manage the condition.
Unfortunately a lot of people with diabetes do not know how powerful lifestyle changes can be for their condition. Studies show that eating a healthy diet can lower the risk of type 2 diabetes and can even reverse it in some cases.
A diet centered in eating patterns that emphasize legumes, whole grains, vegetables, fruits, can be an effective tool for the management, prevention or even reversal of diabetes. Plant foods are high in vitamins and minerals as well as high in fiber. Studies show that a plant based diet helps with insulin resistance, promotes a healthy body weight and optimizes one’s gut microbiome. One study found that just eating two servings of fresh fruit can lower your risk of developing type 2 diabetes by over one-third.