Adding ample amounts of fresh fruits and vegetables to your diet has many benefits, but recent research shows that dark, leafy greens in particular may have an added benefit that medical professional were previously unaware of.? The research, conducted by a research nutritionist from the University of Leicester, found a strong link between dark, leafy greens and type 2 diabetes.
The research looked into six separate studies comprised of more than 200,000 people and the information collected concluded that people who consumed at least one and a half servings of dark leafy greens a day could possibly reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by as much as fourteen percent.? The findings from this research aren?t quite being accepted with open arms among the medical community as the original studies were performed to necessarily find a connection between dark leafy greens and diabetes, but the information does seem very promising.
There are already studies in place that link consuming more fruits and vegetables to a reduction in the risk for certain cancers and heart disease, so whether the information gathered in this latest of research is completely accurate or not it may be a good idea to up your intake of fruits and veggies and it certainly couldn?t hurt to include plenty of dark leafy greens.
If you need suggestions for getting started on a healthier diet, consult your doctor or home care nurse and if you want to add some regular physical activity into the mix in order to keep yourself as healthy as possible, get clearance from your doctor or home care nurse prior to beginning to ensure that the activity that you choose is right for you.