Consuming foods such as fruits, vegetables and tea can lead to a lower risk of type 2 diabetes.
According to a recent study published in Diabetologia, the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), a diet high in antioxidant-rich foods can lower the risk of type 2 diabetes.
Researchers used the data from the French E3N cohort study, that recruited women aged between 40 and 65 years old. They studied 64,223 women who were free from diabetes and cardiovascular disease for 15 years. All participants were also required to fill in a detailed dietary questionnaire.
The results showed that an increased intake of antioxidants lowered the participant’s risk of diabetes. The participants with the highest antioxidant scores had a 27% reduced risk of diabetes as compared to the women with the lowest scores.
Up your antioxidant intake by adding foods such as blueberries, dark chocolate, green tea, dark green veggies and fish to your diet.