Type 2 diabetes can cause serious health complications if it is not treated, such as a heart attack. But an easy way to control the condition and prevent it from developing first is to eat a healthy and balanced diet. While alcohol and sweet drinks are highly recommended, other beverages such as tomato juice are recommended.
While the exact causes of type 2 diabetes are not fully understood, the presence of overweight or obesity is known to increase the risk of the disease.
The low level of inflammation is a factor contributing to insulin resistance, especially in overweight people.
But the authors of the June 2013 study of the British Journal of Nutrition found that overweight and obese women had decreased inflammation after drinking about one and a half cups of tomato juice daily for three weeks.
Tomatoes have been found to contain many health benefits, especially because they are full of lycopene.
It is a potent substance that according to studies can reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease and macular degeneration.
One study in 2011 found that 200 grams of raw tomatoes each day reduce blood pressure in people with type 2 diabetes.
"Tea can be a simple, cheap way to prevent or slow down diabetes in humans and provide complications."
But researchers also note that further research is needed to see if black and green tea have anti-diabetic effects in humans.
Along with simple diet changes, experts recommend regular exercise – but which exercises are most effective?
A study by the Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark found that HIIT may play a role in reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes by maintaining blood sugar levels within a healthy range.
HIIT, which means High Intensity Interval Training, is a form of interval training that alternates short periods of intensive anaerobic exercise with less intense recovery periods.
Coach Zana Morris revealed the other benefits of HIIT.