Eating Less Meat and Dairy can Slash Diabetes Risk by Half

Scientist are claiming that cutting down on meat and dairy products in favour for a diet filled with fruit and vegetables can dramatically reduce the risk of diabetes.

They found that in animal products like meat, cheese and egg yolks they can trigger stomach acids that are linked to the disease.

Fruits including Lemons and Oranges will effectively knock out these acids before they can have a harmful effect on your body.

Study leader Dr Francoise Clavel-Chapelon said: “A diet rich in animal protein may favour net acid intake, while most fruits and ­vegetables form alkaline precursors that ­neutralise the acidity.

“Contrary to what is generally believed, most fruits such as peaches, apples, pears, bananas and even lemons and oranges actually reduce dietary acid load once the body has processed them.”

Dr Clavel-Chapelon, whose research is published in the journal Diabetologia, said: “Our study ­suggests that dietary acids may play a specific role in promoting the development of type 2 diabetes.

“We have demonstrated for the first time in a large prospective study that dietary acid load was positively associated with type 2 diabetes risk, independently of other known risk factors for diabetes.”

She added: “Our results need to be validated in other populations, and may lead to promotion of diets with a low acid load for the prevention of diabetes.”

 

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