Fruit and vegetables reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes
Eating lots of fruit and vegetables is associated with a reduced risk of developing diabetes. Consuming 300 grams of fruit each day, compared with 50 grams, lowers the risk of type 2 diabetes by 10%.
The positive effect of vegetables has primarily been proven for leafy vegetables, such as salad leaves, spinach, endives and pak choi. Vegetables with a high starch content, such as potatoes, beans and sweetcorn, should be eaten in moderation.