Secret to better health? Less meat, more veggies.

A new French study lends support to the concept that cutting down on meat and dairy products, including cheese and egg yolks, and replacing them with fruits and vegetables could decrease the risk of diabetes. Meat and dairy products trigger stomach acids linked to the development of diabetes. Fruits (such as peaches, pears, apples, bananas, lemons, oranges) and vegetables diminish the effect of stomach acid by creating alkaline precursors that neutralize the acidity. Chronic acidosis, caused by increased acidity in blood and body tissues, reduces insulin sensitivity.

Researchers followed nearly 66, 500 women over a period of 14 years, and found that those with acidic diets were more likely to develop Type 2 Diabetes.

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The key during this holiday season is to enjoy in moderation, and snack on fruits and veggies.