Diabetes is a serious condition in which a person has too much sugar in his blood. In diabetes type 2 this happens because the body can not produce enough insulin, or the body cells do not respond to the insulin produced. Insulin is a chemical that regulates the sugar level in the blood by transferring it to the cells and changing it into energy. If insulin can not do this, too much sugar remains in the blood, which can lead to serious complications with the heart, nerves, eyes, kidneys and feet.
In order to keep diabetes type 2 under control and prevent complications, people with the condition are advised to limit their sugar intake.
An obvious way to do this is to avoid eating a dessert after your evening meal, but there is a creamy treat that can actually protect against diabetes risk.
According to Dietitian Juliette Kellow, many studies have shown that yogurt can help protect against type 2 diabetes.
In one of the largest studies, adults who ate 500 g of yogurt a week had 28% less chance of developing the disease during the 11-year study period.
In a review of 17 studies, the daily consumption of 200g yogurt was linked to a reduction in the risk of diabetes by 22 percent.
Moreover, yogurt in studies has also shown that people who eat less arrive than those who do not.
"Numerous studies show that people who eat yogurt get less weight over time and are more likely to have a lower body mass index, a smaller waist and less body fat," Kellow said.
This is important when it comes to diabetes, because overweight people develop the condition faster than people with a healthy weight.
Similarly, patients who already have diabetes are more likely to develop complications related to the condition if they are overweight.
According to Kellow, recent research suggests that the & # 39; friendly & # 39; bacteria found in yogurt the & # 39; bad & # 39; Bacteria that can affect the absorption of nutrients, which means that eating yogurt limits caloric intake.
Greek yogurt has fewer natural sugars than other types of yoghurt, so it can be the best option for people with diabetes.
However, standard yoghurt is also much richer in fats, so choose a fat-free version.
"Choose probiotic, organic or live yogurt to which friendly bacteria are added," Kellow said.
"Always select unsweetened, simple or natural types of yoghurts."
Diabetes UK recommends checking the labels of yogurt to see if sugar has been added. Other types of sugar you may see include fructose, dextrose, glucose, fructose syrup and honey.
"As with most manufactured food products, you have to take a step back from the marketing hype and take a closer look at the nutritional label to see if that innocent-looking pot is as healthy as it looks," the diabetes expert warned.