Yesterday may have been World Diabetes Day, but we're not done celebrating it quite yet! Because a new study shows yet another easy swap you can make to prevent type 2 diabetes. Researchers have found that trading processed red meat in for fish may be a simple and effective way at reducing the risk of developing diabetes.
The study looked at almost 1,000 people in the Valencian Community in Spain to determine what role red meat and fish played in the healthiness of a Mediterranean diet (which has already been proven to be incredibly good for you). What they learned was that eating lots of cured red meats was associated with greater weight gain and a higher obesity rate. However eating fish of any kind was linked to lower glucose concentrations and a reduced risk of developing diabetes.
Jennipher Walters is the CEO and co-founder of the healthy living websites FitBottomedGirls.com and FitBottomedMamas.com. A certified personal trainer, lifestyle and weight management coach and group exercise instructor, she also holds an MA in health journalism and regularly writes about all things fitness and wellness for various online publications.