“Vegetable intake is associated with a reduced risk for type 2 diabetes, according to a new study published online in the journal Diabetes Care.” [Source: Medicalexpress.com]
A regular intake of vegetables can help protect against not just type 2 diabetes, but also other chronic diseases. Worryingly, however, the micronutrient content of the global food supply has fallen substantially over the past half century or so. In the UK, for example, fruits and vegetables are now only half as nutritious as they were 80 years ago. The suspected causes of this under-appreciated problem include the widespread shift to industrial forms of agriculture.
As a result, far from a healthy diet guaranteeing we can obtain all the micronutrients we need from our food, dietary intakes of these essential health-promoting substances are commonly insufficient. This fact clearly helps explain the increasing worldwide prevalence of chronic diseases.
To read how scientific studies conducted in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and other countries have documented the declining micronutrient levels in foods, see this special feature page on our website.
To see Dr. Rath’s recommendations for optimum supplementary daily intakes of vitamins, minerals, and other micronutrients, visit this page on our website.