Diabetes is one of the most common diseases around the world. People mostly fret over how to get rid of diabetes or how to reduce the risk of diabetes. There are thousands of strict diet plans and medicines which are mostly prescribed to reduce the risk of diabetes. Becoming a complete vegetarian reduces diabetes is the most common misconception among the masses. A comprehensive research carried out by PLOS medicine suggests that you can reduce type 2 diabetes risk by increasing the intake of vegetables and slightly reducing eating meat. The study included around 200,000 men and women. The research comprised of three main studies. The participants reported their diet regularly over the course of 20 years. The study didn’t rely only on the self-reported data. Questionnaire answers by the participants were checked against their blood tests, which were taken regularly.
The results from the study suggests that you can cut the risk of Type 2 Diabetes by 20% by in-taking more plant based diet and using less animal products. The study also differentiates between healthful and unhealthful plant based foods. If you take healthful plant based food – whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts, seed and legumes – you can cut the risk of diabetes by 34%.
The study also suggests you don’t need to completely give up animal based diet. However, you must decrease the intake of animal based foods. So for example, if you are taking 6 servings of animal based food daily, you can decrease the risk of diabetes by reducing this to four servings a day can.