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.