How does eating fresh vegetables and fruit affect diabetes risk?

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Making fresh produce the main focus of your meals can cut your diabetes risk by 24% or more, thanks in part to all the fiber, which steadies blood sugar. In fact, just adding to your diet some greens, such as arugula or baby spinach, could lower your odds by 14%. The magnesium and polyphenols in leafy greens help you stay sensitive to insulin -- essential for blood sugar absorption. Enjoy citrus year-round, too. Tangerines and grapefruit contain helpful compounds called naringenin and nobiletin.

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