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Leafy green vegetables are low in fat, high in dietary fiber, and rich in folic acid, vitamin C, potassium and magnesium.  They also contain phytochemicals, such as lutein and beta-carotene.  And a new study shows that eating green leafy vegetables may reduce risk of type 2 diabetes.

According to the study published in the  British Medical Journal, increasing daily consumption of green leafy vegetablescould significantly reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.  Researchers investigated the independent effects of intake offruit and vegetables on incidence of type 2 diabetes and found that  greaterintake of green leafy vegetables was associated with a 14%  reductionin risk of type 2 diabetes.

Not sure how to eat your leafy greens?  Try one of these recipes:

Spinach Tart

Provencal Swiss Chard

Brown Rice With Swiss Chard and Lemon

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