Study:A Plant-Based Diet Might Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

EATING A PLANT-BASED DIET MIGHT HELP PREVENT TYPE 2 DIABETES, STUDY SUGGESTS

(CNN) – If you’re at risk for diabetes, listen up.

You might want to think about starting a plant-based diet.

That means chowing down on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes and nuts.

And eating that way could help lower your risk of type 2 diabetes.

That’s the latest from a study published in an Internal Medicine Journal Monday.

So how much of a difference can it make?

Well experts say, on average you’re 23% less likely to get diabetes if you eat a healthy plant-based diet and cutting back on sugar-sweetened beverages and refined carbs cuts your risk by another 30%.

The key here isn’t just eating plant-based, it’s eating healthy foods that are plant-based.

Otherwise, experts say your risk of diabetes actually goes up, especially if you don’t exercise much.

Diabetes is on the rise.

Here in the U.S. about 1 in 10 people, that’s more 30 million have diabetes and up to 95% of them have type 2 diabetes.

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