How a plant-based diet could reduce your diabetes risk

“Even the most calorific plant foods – nuts, seeds and avocados – are shown in studies to be associated with weight loss alongside protection from chronic health conditions such as diabetes,” said Doctor Raman.

“We think that the unique fact that these foods are high in both protein and high in fibre means that people feel full on fewer calories overall.”

Fibre-rich foods can also “regulate the way we metabolise sugars and fats”.

Doctor Raman elaborated: “Soluble fibre swells up into a jelly-like substance in our stomach so it makes us feel full.

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