24 August 2010

Leafy Veggies reduce Diabetes Risk

This is a topic well discussed. The BBC has a article out on it. A Sweet Life has a blog on it. John Phillip also talks about fruit and vegetables but in a whole different aspect – losing weight and probably not from this study. And David Mendosa has a blog on Health Central on this topic. Each has their own part that they chose to highlight. I have to agree with Mr. Mendosa, something that can reduce to risk of type 2 diabetes should also be good for those of us that already have type 2 diabetes.

We need as part of our daily food intake about five portions of fruit (be careful here if you have type 2 diabetes) and leafy green vegetables. This is to include broccoli and cauliflower. Some of the benefits are the high levels of antioxidants such as Vitamin C. Also there are many other nutrients such as magnesium, potassium, and the phytochemicals, lutein, and beta-carotene. Also don't forget that leafy green vegetables are high in dietary fiber and contain folic acid.

So when you turn up your nose at leafy green vegetables, if you don't have type 2 diabetes, remember that these could well reduce your risk of getting diabetes. If you already have type 2 diabetes, then this could well be the low carb help you need.

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