Yogurt has been quite popular in the last few years, but did you know that eating yogurt reduced by 17% the chances of developing type 2 diabetes? Here are some of the main findings revealing scientific breakthroughs on yogurt and diabetes that were discussed at the International Yogurt Summit congress.
Recent research shows that consuming dairy products, more specifically yogurt, is associated with type 2 diabetes prevention. Not only do dairy products help maintain a healthy weight, but they also have a positive impact on hypertension, the stability of glycemia and the sensitivity to insulin.
The exact mechanisms behind these effects remain to be clarified, but it is likely that the fatty acids, protein, calcium, and active bacterial cultures in dairy products contribute to it.
High protein levels in yogurt, especially in Greek yogurt and skyr (an Icelandic yogurt that looks like fresh cheese), augment the feeling of satiety, which can help reduce cravings between meals.
Protein doesn’t increase glycemia and even prevents hypoglycemia for those at risk of developing it. A study done on 14 000 participants and published in a literature magazine revealed that a regular consumption of yogurt is associated to a lower weight gain over time and a lower body mass index (BMI).
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The latter usually have better eating habits, eat less junk food, have a higher nutrient intake (vitamins, minerals and proteins), and a lower fat intake.
We can all gain from incorporating yogurt to our diet, and this product obviously deserves a place of honour as part of a healthy lifestyle, which is even more true for diabetics. Thanks to its rich texture, yogurt is the perfect substitute to fats used in recipes and can easily be integrated literally anywhere to boost the protein level.
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