According to research conducted at the University of Leicester, England, eating more vegetables can significantly reduce one’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The research comes at a good time, as in the past 20 years there has been a marked increase in the number of reported cases of the condition.
Researchers also noted that previous research has shown that an astounding 86 percent of adults do not receive the recommended five portions of vegetables a day, with 62 percent having even less than three.
After reviewing data from more than 220,000 participants, scientists found that consuming at least one and a half servings of green leafy vegetables a day can reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by as much as 14 percent.
If you’re finding it difficult to get in your daily servings of vegetables, there are dietary supplements available that can help. Ultimate Reds from Dr. Newton’s Naturals contains nutrients from 20 different fruits and vegetables and can help you receive what you need if you aren’t able to actually consume those veggies.