Green Vegetables Lowers Risks of Diabetes
Green vegetables is believed to have a good function for the body. Besides containing fiber, vitamin C content of vegetables can also function as antioxidants. Now there is a new reason for you to eat more green vegetables, because it can help you reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.
A new study published in the British Medical Journal August 19 online edition showed that by eating more green vegetables, people can significantly reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is caused by excessive sugar consumption. This type of Diabetes is the most common type than the other three types of diabetes.
The research, led by Patrice Carter, nutritionist from the University of Leicester in England, analyzes the six other studies that focus on the relationship between diet and diabetes type 2. They found that eating more green vegetables (1.35 servings per day) had a 14 percent reduction in risk of type 2 diabetes than those who ate less green vegetables (0.2 servings per day). However, in the analysis the authors concluded that the increase daily intake of green vegetables and the impact should be further investigated. In addition, the analysis showed no increase in intake of fruits, vegetables, or a combination of both will make a significant difference in risk.
Jim Mann, diabetes researcher and professor of human nutrition department at the University of Otago in New Zealand, who also wrote a commentary on the analysis, said the findings did not change the general message from the medical community that people should eat lots of fruits and vegetables.
According to him, this study reminds the importance of dietary factors is to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes. “This is better than treatment with medication,” Mann said.