Going Green To Head Off Diabetes

Eating more produce may provide valuable protection against cardiovascular disease. But can veggies reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes as well?

A new analysis of major research studies on produce consumption shows that eating leafy green vegetables could lower your risk of type 2 diabetes by 14 percent, according to British researchers who shared their findings in a recent article in Clinical Nutrition Insight. The researchers suggest that leafy greens are rich in antioxidant plant chemicals, which might offer protection against diabetes. Greens are also good sources of nitrates, which could be beneficial, say the health experts.