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Diabetes Survival Tip No. 1: Eat More Non-Starchy Veggies

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Wednesday, 12 Jul 2017 03:52 PM

Trying to lose weight to help keep your blood sugar in line and combat Type 2 diabetes? Skip the potatoes and eat more fruits and non-starchy vegetables — artichokes, avocados, asparagus, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and cucumbers.

That’s the upshot of a recent Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health study that shows loading up on non-starchy vegetables can help shed pounds.

New federal dietary guidelines recommend a variety of fruits and vegetables to maintain a healthy weight, notes Harvard study author Monica Bertoia. But not all fruits and vegetables equally good at controlling weight.

In fact, vegetables that contain lots of fiber and low carbohydrates lead to greater weight loss, which make you feel full. Starchy vegetables like corn, peas, and potatoes can actually cause weight gain, according to the study.

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Trying to lose weight to help keep your blood sugar in line and combat Type 2 diabetes? Skip the potatoes and eat more fruits and non-starchy vegetables - artichokes, avocados, asparagus, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and cucumbers.
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