Type 2 diabetes is a disease that affects more than 400 million people around the world. A medical condition where the proper food and nutrition play a fundamental role in terms of risk and during treatment itself.
If FAO stated the year 2016 as the year of vegetables, due to its benefits and to educate the population about their consumption, a new study has added one more reason to incorporate these foods in our diet: legumes, a perfect ally against diabetes type2.
What we already knew about vegetables
The last year, the FAO made us partakers of the importance of the consumption of vegetables through an entire infographic where showed the benefits of foods which, as we mentioned, a priori, have vaguely understated.
In addition constitute a food group with valuable nutritional, rich in vitamins, minerals, fiber, and have a low glycemic index, legumes constitute a fundamental protein-based on people who follow a diet vegan or vegetarian.
The new role of legumes, and especially lentils, type2 diabetes
If all these healthy reasons were not enough to support the consumption of legumes, new research has added another factor important to include legumes, and more specifically lentils, on our plates: avoid the risk of type 2 diabetes.
Average ration of daily vegetable intake is associated with lower risk of type 2 diabetes
The study has been conducted by Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red – physiopathology of obesity and nutrition (CIBEROBN) analysis, for more than four years, the risk for diabetes type 2 in more than 3000 people with cardiovascular problems.
The findings published in the journal Clinical Nutrition”concluded that people who consumed vegetables in larger quantities (a three weekly servings) were 35% less likely to have diabetes type 2 than those who consumed only a weekly ration.
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