Slash your risk of diabetes

A diet rich in fruit and vegetables can significantly reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes

The new UK-based study investigated the diets of over 1,500 participants for several years and found that a diet high in anti-inflammatory foods and antioxidants can significantly cut the risk of type 2 diabetes. People eating diets high in fruits and vegetables but low in sugar, chips and white bread had a staggering 83 per cent lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

This study adds to a large volume of research showing that a plant-based diet can not only prevent type 2 diabetes but also help to reverse it. For more information, see Viva!Health’s diabetes resources: www.vivahealth.org.uk/diabetes.

McGeoghegan, Muirhead & Almoosawi, 2016. Association between an anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant dietary pattern and diabetes in British adults: results from the national diet and nutrition survey rolling programme years 1–4. International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition. 67 (5) 553-561.