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Eating vegetables every day during pregnancy may lower the risk of type 1 diabetes in infants according to a study published in Pediatric Diabetes. In this study, new mums completed a food frequency questionnaire asking about their diet during pregnancy. Their children were then followed for five years. Results showed that those consuming vegetables only three to five times per week had a 71 per cent increased risk of having a child with diabetes (or a condition that precedes it) compared to women who ate vegetables everyday.

Brekke et al., 2009. Daily vegetable intake during pregnancy negatively associated to islet autoimmunity in the offspring-The ABIS study. Pediatric Diabetes. (4) 244-250.