Type 2 diabetes can lead to serious health complications if not treated, such as a heart attack. But a simple way to control the condition and prevent it from developing in the first place is by eating a healthy, balanced diet. Although alcohol and sugary drinks are strongly discouraged, other drinks such as tomato juice are recommended.
Although the exact causes of type 2 diabetes are not fully understood, it is known that being overweight or obese increases the risk of the condition.
Low inflammation is a factor that contributes to insulin resistance, especially in overweight people.
But the authors of a June 2013 British Journal of Nutrition study found that overweight and obese women experienced fewer inflammations after drinking about one and a half cups of tomato juice every day for three weeks.
Tomatoes appear to have a large number of health benefits, especially because they are full of lycopene.
This is a powerful substance that, according to research, can reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease and macular degeneration.
A study in 2011 showed that 200 g of raw tomato per day lowers blood pressure in people with type 2 diabetes.
"Tea can be a simple, inexpensive means of preventing or delaying human diabetes and ensuring complications."
But the researchers also noted that further research is needed to see if black and green tea has anti-diabetes effects in people.
In addition to simple dietary changes, experts recommend exercising regularly, but which exercise is most effective?
A study by the Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark has shown that HIIT can play a role in reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes by keeping blood sugar levels within a healthy range.
HIIT, which stands for High Intensity Interval Training, is a form of interval training that alternatives short periods of intense anaerobic training with less intense recovery periods.
Trainer Zana Morris has revealed the other benefits of HIIT.