Type 2 diabetes is a serious health problem worldwide. For people with high risk of diabetes and people already have the disease, a healthy diet can help improve quality of life greatly.
Here are 5 common food that can help lower the risk of type 2 diabetes:
- Food rich in plant protein
A new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows that protein may play a role in the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Food rich in plant protein, such as beans, seeds, and nuts, is associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, while a diet rich in meat is linked to higher risk. The findings were published in the British Journal of Nutrition.
A new review shows that avocados can help reduce metabolic syndrome, which is a clustering of risk factors including high blood sugar, cholesterol, blood pressure, and body mass index.
These risk factors lead to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Legumes are a food group rich in B vitamins, contain different beneficial minerals and sizeable amounts of fiber. They are regarded as a low-glycemic index food, which means that blood glucose levels increase only slowly after consumption.
A recent study shows that eating legumes 1 serving per week is linked to a 33% lower risk of type 2 diabetes compared with eating legumes less than 0.5 servings per week.
- Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar has long been associated with a variety of health claims, and has been getting a lot of new press lately, but which claims are actually true?
In recent research, scientists find that apple cider vinegar may help reduce diabetes risk and improve blood sugar control.
- Dark chocolate
Including a small amount of chocolate in your daily diet might help prevent diabetes and insulin resistance—and, as a result, protect the heart, too.
A recent study shows that people who ate 100 grams of chocolate a day—basically one bar—had reduced insulin resistance and improved liver enzymes.
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