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New study links lentil consumption to reduced blood sugar levels

A new study from University of Guelph has demonstrated that full or partial replacement of rice or potatoes with lentils can reduce spikes in blood sugar after a meal. The study, published in the Journal of Nutrition, shows that replacing a half-serving of rice or potatoes with lentils can reduce blood sugar by up to 20%. Replacing potatoes with lentils led to a 35-per-cent drop in blood sugar. This work strengthens evidence of the role for pulses in managing and preventing diabetes, and could help support a health claim for lentils and blood glucose lowering. The full study can be accessed here.

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