Diabetes? Go vegan

A plant-based diet can contribute to your health

Over 100 million Americans live with diabetes or prediabetes, and a key factor in preventing, controlling and even overcoming the metabolic conditions is diet. The Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion indicates that about 75 percent of the U.S. population doesn’t eat enough vegetables and fruits. Switching to a plant-based diet can help! New research published by three international institutions suggests that going vegan could have a beneficial impact on your health, increasing certain gut hormones that are reduced by eating meat and cheese. These healthy hormones help control glucose levels and regulate blood pressure, insulin production and energy levels, which has “important implications for those with type 2 diabetes or weight problems,” says one of the authors of the study. Diet change is difficult, so if you’re reluctant to take the full vegan plunge, consider going plant-based three or four days each week, cutting back on meats and cheese, and adding more plants to your meals.

Source: Medical News Today