Vegetarian diet better manages Type 2 diabetes, indicates a recent observational study. A diet that includes plant-based foods may lead to better control a condition of diabetes, according to the latest research review disclosed in the Clinical Nutrition journal.

The review claims that a regular consumption of plant based diet could explicitly boost control over glycemic response and cholesterol, with boosting weight loss at the same time in people suffering from Type 2 diabetes. Vegetarian diet has such a lot of health benefits, as it contains a very low proportion of saturated fat, and high concentration of fibre and phytochemicals, including low-glycemic vegetables and fruits.

Researchers involved about 700 participants in the study, assessing nine randomly controlled observations and examined the efficacy of vegetarian and vegan diets to be offered to diabetes patients. They also noted that a plant based diet includes food such as bitter gourd, bananas, broccoli, amla and spinach that are best vegetarian sources to help naturally control blood sugar levels in diabetics.

Hana Kahleova, a co-author of the study and the Clinical Research director at a non-profit research organization – Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine located in Washington, D.C., said in a statement that, “The link between diabetes and cardiovascular disease is strong. 60-70 per cent of people who have Type 2 diabetes die of heart disease.”

“The good news is that this study shows that the same simple prescription — eating a plant-based diet — can reduce our risk for heart problems and improve Type 2 diabetes at the same time,” Dr. Kahleova added on saying.