Previous research suggests a link between fruit and vegetable intake and the risk of type 2 diabetes, but this has been difficult to prove. It is often hard to remember exactly what you ate over recent days and weeks. In other words, self-reported food diaries may not be very accurate. Researchers from Europe are using blood tests to measure markers of fruit and vegetable consumption. These blood markers are Vitamin C and a substance called Carotenoid. Both are shown to be a more accurate way of measuring the amount of fruits and vegetables a person eats. In fact, even if you increase the amount of fruits and vegetables you eat by just a little bit, this will still help you to prevent type 2 diabetes, regardless of whether you ate a little or a lot of fruit and vegetables before increasing the amount.


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