A bit of cheese every day is your insurance against diabetes.
A small piece (55 grams) of the product reduces the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
If you do not like cheese, eat yogurt. According to experts from Denmark and the UK, the same amount of yogurt has a similar effect on the body. The experiment involved about 30 000 Europeans. Nearly 17,000 were considered healthy during the initial check-up, and 12,000 suffered from the so-called insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, or Type 2. Having studied the diet of the former and the latter, the researchers found that eating cheese and yogurt reduces the risk of the disease by 12%.
This conclusion is, however, contrary to the traditional recommendations for those who suffer from diabetes: they are usually advised to reduce or completely give up high-fat foods. New research questions this recommendation. The authors claim that probiotic bacteria reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood and help the body produce vitamins for the disease prevention. Of course, dairy products contain many other substances that help maintain health: vitamin D, calcium, and magnesium. However, the doctors warn against being too keen on dairy products. Recipe for a balanced diet is still simple: fruit, vegetables, less salt and fatty foods.