From the results of a recent study out of Great Britain, I've been lowering my chances of getting Type 2 Diabetes for a long time. And it might not be for the reasons you think.
But even better, is the finding in the study that eating 55g of cheese each day (the equivalent of 2 slices) can do the same thing. I LOVE cheese--and try to find any excuse to eat it. Thank you British study!
Now, this seems to fly in the face of the usual suggestion of staying away from dairy in order to avoid such diseases. So why the results of this study?
You can read more about it in a Daily Mail article, but in a nutshell, it might have something to do with the probiotic bacteria in these foods. They have been found to lower cholesterol and create vitamins that help to prevent diabetes. Cheese and yogurt are also both high in Vitamin D, calcium and magnesium--all of which may help to prevent diabetes as well.
Of course, the folks running the study say that the results shouldn't give folks free reign to eat a wedge of Asiago each day. A balanced diet that is high in fruits and veggies and low in fat, is always a good idea. It's just that you may not be feeling so guilty when having a taste of dairy.