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Diabetes

02 September 2011

Beans tied to less diabetes

Beans and rice are a classic combination throughout the western hemisphere, but a study in Costa Rica finds that the bean half of the equation may be better for health.

Beans and rice are a classic combination throughout the western hemisphere, but a study in Costa Rica finds that the bean half of the equation may be better for health.

"Beans compared with rice contain much more fibre, certainly more protein and they typically have a lower glycaemic index – meaning they induce much lower insulin responses," he told Reuters Health.

Diabetes rising in Costa Rica

 

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