Leafy Greens Cut Diabetes Risk

Leafy green vegetables such as spinach could reduce your risk of developing diabetes. In an analysis of six studies involving vegetables, only leafy greens were found to have a significant positive effect.

Just a portion and a half a day of such vegetables cut type 2 diabetes risk by 14 percent.

BBC News reports:

“... when it came to green leafy vegetables, which the researchers said also includes broccoli and cauliflower, the risk reduction was significant ... It is not clear why green leafy vegetables may have a protective effect but one reason may be they are high in antioxidants, such as vitamin C and another theory is that they contain high levels of magnesium.”

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