Green vegetables and diabetes

August 20, 2010 8:29:12 PM PDT
About 8% of the American population suffers from diabetes.

British researchers reviewed several studies that looked at the link between diabetes and green leafy vegetables.

Mom always said to eat your vegetables, and now yet another study shows that she was right.

Green leafy vegetables are known to help reduce risk of cancer and heart disease, but a new study recently found that those veggies might help to decrease risk of type 2 diabetes.

British researchers reviewed several studies and found that eating one and a half extra servings of green vegetables a day reduced the risk of type 2 diabetes by 14%.

Spinach, arugula, broccoli, and kale are examples of these vegetables.

In the last two decades, there has been a significant increase of type 2 diabetes worldwide.

Researchers believe that these vegetables can help prevent chronic disease because of their high levels of antioxidants, vitamin C, and magnesium.

There is growing evidence that these vegetables help reduce risk of many different diseases.

Researchers would like to investigate the association further and recommend that people eat more of the vitamin-enriched food.