Hello Loyal Soup People! I come to you this week with even MORE good news about eating a plant based diet. According to research published by Harvard University, eating an overall plant-based diet resulted in a 20% decreased risk of diabetes. People who consume a health-focused plant-based diet (people who specifically focus on eating a LOT of fruits, vegetables, nuts, legumes, and whole grains) have a 34% decreased risk of diabetes.
It is important to note that those who followed an unhealthy plant-based diet had a 16% increased risk in developing diabetes! This means that if your diet consists of Twizzlers, potato chips, fries, and bagels, you are not eating healthfully. Yes, you are avoiding meat, but it takes a little more than that!
While this research isn’t groundbreaking (how many times have I written about eating lots of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains??), we can never hear it enough. And apparently researchers at Harvard agree!!