Legumes Prevent Diabetes

Nice tip from Dr Glenville this morning for you:

Don’t overlook this humble ingredient

Not only are legumes a fantastic source of fibre and nutrients but they could also lower your risk of type 2 diabetes. A study published in Clinical Nutrition analysed data from 3,349 people who didn’t initially have the disease. They were questioned about their diet and followed up yearly for around 4 years. The researchers found that those who ate higher quantities of legumes were 33% less likely to get type 2 diabetes. Lentils were found to have the greatest protective effect.

Legumes include chickpeas, lentils, soya, black beans and kidney beans. If you don’t already eat them try swapping out animal protein with them for at least one meal a week. Try a black bean chilli or lentil dahl.


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