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Legumes Reduces Risk Of Developing Type 2 Diabetes, Research Says

Update Date: Apr 22, 2017 03:49 AM EDT

A latest survey and research suggested that regular consumption of legumes can reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. With more than 1.4 million Americans diagnosed with this condition every year, this simple change in diet is certainly not a big deal if everyone wants to keep diabetes away. Know more about the research and other details related to the connection between type 2 diabetes and dry beans.

According to Diabetes In Control, the key to stopping type 2 diabetes is prevention. Along with moderate exercise, a person must also consume a diet that includes healthy fats, fruits, fiber, and vegetables. Such a balanced diet can prevent or at least delay the risk of diabetes 2.

Legumes And Diabetes 2 Connection

Research has already proven that lentils are very important for those with diabetes. The important element of legumes is that it has a low glycemic index, valuable minerals, and high percentage of B vitamins.

According to the source, regular high consumption of these dry beans can reduce the chances of developing type 2 diabetes as compared to those who do not consume it at all. Research also suggested that lentils provide the greatest benefits in preventing type 2 diabetes of all the legumes consumed individually.

Effect of Non-Soy Legumes Consumption On Type 2 Diabetes

A research conducted by the Human Nutrition Unit at Universitat Rovira I Virgili (URV), Spain indicated that people who consumed dry beans regularly for four years have 35% lower risk of getting type 2 diabetes. This was compared to those with low consumption of lentils, reported Star2.

The experts took into consideration the effects of various non-soy legumes including beans, peas, chickpeas, and lentils on the possibility of developing type 2 diabetes especially on those with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease. A total 3,348 people participated in the research that indicated that high consumption of such dry beans on regular basis indeed plays a major role in delaying or preventing type 2 diabetes risk.

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