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A well planned plant-based diet can reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes

Well-planned plant-based diets contain plenty of health-promoting plant foods like wholegrains, fruit, nuts and vegetables, including legumes (beans, pea and lentils). This goes some way to explaining why studies of real-life vegan diets have linked them to:

1. lower rates of type 2 diabetes 2. lower body mass index 3. lower blood pressure and cholesterol, which are risk factors for heart disease.

Some clinical research suggests that vegan diets can help people to manage their type 2 diabetes and work towards a healthy weight. Diabetes UK says, “they fit well with the current dietary guidelines for people with diabetes”.


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