Legumes May Help Prevent Diabetes
As we age the risk of type 2 diabetes increases for many people, however, there are things we can all do to reduce that risk. For example, maintaining a healthy weight is critical. Another example comes from new research that appears in the Journal of Clinical Nutrition. In this study, conducted on 3349 participants in Spain over four years, it was discovered that “a frequent consumption of legumes, particularly lentils, in the context of a Mediterranean diet, may provide benefits on type 2 diabetes prevention in older adults at high cardiovascular risk.” Individuals with higher consumption had their risk decrease by 35%. The lesson from this is to incorporate more legumes (such as lentils, chickpeas, beans, and peas) into your diet, ideally replacing other foods high in protein and carbohydrates.
Soy is another legume, and one that contains a high quality protein. We have several advanced soy products that can be easily incorporated into the diet.