Type 2 diabetes can lead to serious health complications if left untreated, such as a heart attack. But an easy way to control the condition and prevent it from developing, in the first place, is to eat a healthy and balanced diet. While alcohol and sugary drinks are highly recommended, other beverages such as tomato juice are recommended.
While the exact causes of type 2 diabetes have not been fully understood, overweight or obesity is known to increase the risk of the disease.
Low-level inflammation is a factor that contributes to insulin resistance, particularly in overweight people.
But the authors of a June 2013 study in the British Journal of Nutrition found that overweight and obese women experienced reduced inflammation after drinking about a cup and a half of tomato juice a day for three weeks.
It has been discovered that tomatoes have a lot of health benefits, especially because they are full of lycopene.
This is a potent substance that, according to research, can reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease and macular degeneration.
A study in 2011 found that 200 g of raw tomato per day reduced blood pressure in people with type 2 diabetes.
"Tea can be a simple and inexpensive way to prevent or delay human diabetes and ensure complications."
But the researchers also noted that additional studies are needed to see if black tea and green tea have anti-diabetes effects in humans.
Along with simple changes in diet, experts recommend exercising regularly, but what exercise is more effective?
A study conducted by the University Hospital of Aarhus in Denmark found that HIIT can help reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes by keeping blood glucose levels within a healthy range.
HIIT, which means high-intensity interval training, is a form of interval training that alternates short periods of intense anaerobic exercise with less intense recovery periods.
Coach Zana Morris revealed the other benefits of doing HIIT.