I wanted to make sure you saw the reports that came out yesterday –
Several studies have now shown that leafy green veggies – specifically spinach, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower and kale – can cut the risk of Type 2 diabetes. This is important news, because diabetes has become a national epidemic in most industrialized nations, and the consumption of processes sugars and starch appears to be the main culprit. Most of the people who find my blog are concerned about their over-consumption of sugar, so this information may be particularly helpful to our community.
From reading the news report, it looks like the researchers were concerned about publicizing their findings because they’re worried that it might encourage us to eat just spinach and cabbage for our veggie portions, instead of eating a nice variety of fruits and veggies every day. Somehow, I don’t see that happening.
In fact, I doubt that most people now eat as many vegetable and fruit servings as the USDA recommends – two cups of fruit and 2-1/2 cups of vegetables per day. A bit more of these special leafy greens will only be an improvement for most of us. Anyone who currently eats too many processed foods made with sugar, white flour or high-fructose corn syrup, (and that includes most Americans), might do well to consider eating their cabbage, too. It can’t hurt anything, certainly – and it just might reduce or delay the risk of becoming diabetic. I’ll be watching for results of further studies.
Speaking of cabbage, does anyone have a good no-sugar (and no artificial sweetener) cole slaw recipe?