Eating at least 4 servings of vegetables a day reduces the risk for type 2 diabetes, according to data published in the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics. Consuming red, yellow, and orange vegetables, legumes, and other plant-based foods lowered the risk for developing type 2 diabetes in both men and women. Only 33% of participants consumed at least 4 servings of vegetables a day, underlying the need for dietary recommendations to promote eating more vegetables.
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Kosti RI, Tsiampalis T, Kouvari M, et al. The association of specific types of vegetables consumption with 10-year type II diabetes risk: Findings from the ATTICA cohort study. J Hum Nutr Diet. Published online June 30, 2022. doi:10.1111/jhn.13056