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Plant-Based Diet Helps Keep Diabetes at Bay

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Plant-Based Diet Helps Keep Diabetes at Bay

The benefits of consuming a plant-based diet continues to grow—and now there is one more example of how adding more fruit and vegetables to your diet has arrived.

New research suggests the more plant-based foods you eat, the lower your risk for developing type 2 diabetes later on in life. The reason? These foods contain loads of fiber, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other powerful ingredients that can help contribute to maintaining a healthy weight and lowered risk for diabetes. Combined with cutting out red meat, cold cuts and bacon, it can improve your overall heart health and reduce your sodium intake. Keep reading about these findings over at WebMD.