Choose This, Not That: Eat to Beat Type 2 Diabetes (Infographic)

In adults, Type 2 diabetes accounts for 90-95 percent of all diagnosed cases of diabetes. What many people don't know is that this unfortunately common disease is largely preventable.

Most of the risk factors for Type 2 diabetes involve lifestyle choices such as diet and exercise habits. Therefore, people can reduce their risk for Type 2 diabetes simply by altering these habits to make for a healthier lifestyle.

This infographic by Everyday Health offers suggestions on which foods to choose and which to avoid in order to reduce your Type 2 diabetes risk.

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According to the infographic, we must make sure to eat plenty of fruit, leafy green vegetables, whole grains and low-fat dairy in order to reduce diabetes risk. It is also important to avoid processed meat, soda, and red meat.

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