Legumes Help Diabetics Control Glucose

In a randomized controlled 3 month feeding trial of diabetics, Canadian researchers found that eating at least one cup of legumes (beans) a day resulted in a greater reduction in HbA1c (P<0.001) (a measure of how well glucose levels have been controlled) than those eating equivalent amounts of wheat. The bean diet also lowered cholesterol and triglyceride levels, significantly reducing heart risk. Research is ongoing.

PositiveTip: Make legumes part of your daily diet!