Eat To Beat Type 2 Diabetes
Sipping a can of soda a day can significantly increase your diabetes risk, according to a new study. Here, a round-up of foods and drinks that may rise or reduce your chances of developing type 2 diabetes (Keys: Percent
increase in diabetes risk; Percent decrease in diabetes risk):
- Leafy greens (1.5 servings per day) ~ ↓12%.
- Processed meat (2 oz. per day) ~ ↑51%.
- Apples or pears (5+ servings a day) ~ ↓21%.
- Soda (12 oz. a day) ~ ↑23%.
- Whole grains (3-5 servings a day) ~ ↓24%.
- Unprocessed red meat (3.5 oz. per day) ~ ↑19%.
- Nuts (5+ servings a week) ~ ↓24.5%.
- White rice (5+ servings per week) ~ ↑17%.
- Low-fat dairy (3 servings per day) ~ ↓33%.
- Coffee (4+ cups per day) ~ ↓47%.
An Everyday Health Infogram | Everyday Health | Sources: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (processed and red meat, apples/pears), Diabetologia (soda); Archives of Internal Medicine (white rice); British Medical
Journal (leafy greens); Journal of Nutrition (whole grains, low-fat dairy); JAMA (nuts); Diabetes Care (coffee).