Plant-based diets could be a potential cure for diabetes, according to scientists. These diets, rich in vegetables, fruits, legumes, seeds, and whole grains, are said to improve blood sugar levels and reduce the risk of heart disease. A study conducted on more than 200 type 2 diabetes patients revealed that those who followed a plant-based diet had improved insulin sensitivity, increased weight loss, and reduced cholesterol levels compared to those who did not.

Diabetes, a condition characterised by high blood sugar levels, affects approximately 382 million people worldwide. It is often linked to obesity, poor diet, and lack of exercise. The study’s findings suggest that adopting a plant-based diet could potentially reverse the condition, reducing the need for medication and improving overall health.

The research further indicates that plant-based diets could be more effective than other popular diets, such as the Mediterranean diet. While the latter is praised for its heart-healthy benefits, it still includes fish and poultry, which could potentially increase cholesterol levels.

In contrast, plant-based diets exclude all animal products, ensuring lower cholesterol levels and improved heart health. This research adds to a growing body of evidence supporting the health benefits of plant-based diets, including reduced risk of heart disease, certain cancers, and obesity.

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