A healthy diet has beneficial results for your body. But what happens when your diet is not healthy, but precisely opposite? Well, the answer is simple. The human body gets sick. Do you know what is not simple? To get back to being healthy.
This is what happens to more than 100 million people in the United States of America that suffer from diabetes or pre-diabetes due to an unhealthy diet. As we all know, diabetes is the precursor of type 2 diabetes, which is quite hard to treat.
A new study conducted by a team of scientists from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston, MA, has shown that a healthy diet can reduce the risk of diabetes substantially. The research was published in JAMA Internal Medicine. A total number of 307,099 people participated in the study; 23,544 of them had type 2 diabetes.
Plant-Based Diets Reduce Risks Of Diabetes By 23 Percent
The subjects that included in their diet plants, such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes and a small number of products of animal origin presented a lowered risk in developing type 2 diabetes by 23%. For the people that have been eating only plants, the chance of developing this type of diabetes decreased even more.
The team continued their analysis, concentrating now on why plants have this effect on the human body. They discovered that plants could boost the human body’s sensitivity to insulin and enhance blood pressure. Also, they play an essential role in reducing weight gain and can also diminish inflammation in the body. All these things are factors that contribute to the development of diabetes, but plants depress them.
Scientists advise people to put more emphasis on plant-based diets and to choose to consume fruits, vegetables, whole grains, tofu, legumes, and the list can go on if they want to live a healthy life.