In a study which involved the analysis of six different types of fruit and vegetables, experts found that spinach and cabbage both had significantly positive effects on reducing diabetes.
The British Medical Journal revealed that eating just one portion and a half was found to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes by 14%.
The study in question involved reviewing data from the studies of 220,000 adults resulting in the discovery that the more fruit and vegetable are consumed the smaller the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Researchers went on to say that green leafy vegetables seemed to have a far more noticeable effect than the others included in the study, with broccoli and cauliflower also significantly reducing the risk of diabetes.
The research team calculated that a daily intake of 106g would reduce the risk of diabetes by 14%, though they have advised that people continue to aim to consume five portions of fresh fruit and veg each day.
Though it remains unclear why green veggies have the effect they do, it is thought it is related to the fact they are extremely high in antioxidants, such as vitamin C and high levels of magnesium.
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