A recent study conducted by an Indian origin scientist Ambika Satija found that consuming high-quality plant-based diet will considerably lower the chances of developing Type 2 diabetes.
The study indicates that regular consumption of food items like fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes will betterment the overall health of an individual, especially in maintaining sugar levels in human body. The study report is published in the online journal, PLOS Medicine on June 18, 2016
Say No To Type 2 Diabetes With Plant Based Food
The study report found that the intake of these healthy foods will decrease the chances of type 2 diabetes by 34 percentage. Similarly, regular intake of food items like refined grains and potatoes will increase the chances of diabetes by 16 percentage.
Plant-based diets are very rich in anti-oxidants, fibre, magnesium and potassium. Saturated fat in these foods is pretty low, which makes this one of the most ideal picks for people who wish to lead a healthy life.
Ambika Satija, in a recent talk, told that even moderate changes in the diet will bring positive changes to your health. She added that switching to a vegetable regime will help you to combat the risks posed by type 2 diabetes. She believes that chronic disease prevention can be done by diet advancements.
Backing the claims of Ambika, Frank Hu, a Professor at Harvard Chan School told that less consumption of processed meat and red meat will play a crucial role in reducing the chances of lifestyle diseases.
The researchers have conducted the study among 2,00,000 men and women before making this conclusion. In the study, experts have analyzed various factors which include, diet, lifestyle and medical history.