According to a recent study of over 2000 people, who were tracked over a whole decade, vegetable fibre in the diet was found to be srongly linked to a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes. Vegetables scored higher than both fruit and cereal, according to research conducted in Australia.
Adults who eat five grams of vegetable fibre per day over the course of a decade acutely reduced their chance of developing diabetes. The research was conducted by experts at the University of Sydney . For the over 70s, the research team found, benefits of vegetable diet were even higher.
The findings examined many types of food, and are published in leading journal Diabetes Care. The leader of the study, Alan Barclay, reportedly commented: “Legumes like beans, lentils, chickpeas are eaten whole with their dietary fibres intact, which means they actually encapsulate the carbohydrate in the food. They therefore slow down the rate of digestion and absorption and have good flow-on glycaemic effects on blood glucose .”

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