Study Shows Vegetarian Diets Reduce Risk of Diabetes

diabetesveggies.jpgAccording to researchers, meat is "one of the most well-established dietary risk factors" for diabetes. But a recent study published in the medical journal Nutrition, Metabolism & Cardiovascular Diseases shows that people who follow a vegetarian diet actually reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Tracking the health of thousands of vegans and vegetarians, researchers at Loma Linda University discovered that vegetarians have a 53 percent reduced risk for diabetes and vegans have a 70 percent lower chance of developing the disease.

Why are vegetarian diets so protective against diabetes? Beans and whole grains especially help to improve glycemic and lipid control, and fruits and vegetables are packed with fiber.

Science is clearly demonstrating that vegetarian diets protect against disease. At the same time, empathy tells us that vegetarian eating is also good for the billions of animals who suffer on factory farms each year. Visit ChooseVeg.com to find hundreds of free recipes, along with tips on making the switch to a healthier and kinder way of eating.