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Plant Based Diet Lowers Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Updated: Aug 3, 2019

It makes sense, and should be pretty obvious, but now there’s research to back it up. Eating a plant based diet helps lower the risk of type 2 diabetes. JAMA Internal Medicine is a peer-reviewed medical journal, and their recent research was conducted by following the question “What is the role for plant-based dietary patterns in the primary prevention of type 2 diabetes among adults?”


What they found was the participants that tried their best to adhere to a plant-based diet were associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes. And the more strictly the participants included plant-based foods, such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, and nuts, than anything else they ate had a stronger association with lower risk of type 2 diabetes.

We love this study because it’s just so simple. Type 2 diabetes is when your body causes blood sugar to rise higher than it should. One of the leading causes of type two diabetes is a poor diet combined with being overweight and inactive.

From our point of view, a perfectly good and simple way to reduce the risk of getting type 2 diabetes is to have a plant based diet. Having a well rounded plant based diet is low in sugars, especially processed sugars. It’s nice to have some scientific, credible research to back up our thoughts.

Now you could go to this link: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/fullarticle/2738784

Which is the full study done, but if you don’t speak fancy science words, then you can go here: https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/press-releases/following-a-healthy-plant-based-diet-may-lower-type-2-diabetes-risk/

This is the Harvard School of Public Health’s summary of the study done by JAMA. They do a great job of giving you the best parts of study in terms anyone can understand.

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