Share This Post Diet and Exercise / Managing Diabetes Manage type 2 Diabetes – Eat Nuts By Robbi D on April 1, 2019 No Comments EATING MORE NUTS CAN REDUCE RISK IN DEVELOPING CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES Currently, experts recommend Type II diabetes patients to eat nuts, to prevent the development of cardiovascular diseases and early death. As you know, nuts are packed with essential nutrients such as folate, unsaturated fatty acids, minerals, vitamin E, fiber, potassium, magnesium, and calcium. The study published recently in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, there is a connection between a lowered risk of developing cardiovascular disease and nut consumption. Nuts and Type II Diabetes Diabetes has always been known to be a contributing factor or an underlying cause of death in the United States. Annually, there are 1.5 Million cases of diabetes diagnosed in the United States. Based on the studies performed over the years, nuts truly help in managing diabetes. A more recent study published in the Circulation Research journal of the American Heart Association discovered more evidence supporting the addition of nuts into the diabetic diet to lower the risk of heart disease. Eating More Nuts In the mentioned study, 16,000 participants answered sets of questions before and after their diagnosis of Type II diabetes. Researchers discovered that every type of nut offers health benefits. Tree nuts are especially significant. These include walnuts and almonds, which provide more nutrients than ground nuts such as peanuts. The study showed that Type II diabetes patients who ate five servings of tree nuts a week had 34% reduces the risk of diabetes-related death and 17% lowered risk of cardiovascular disease. Diabetes patients who ate more nuts after they were diagnosed with diabetes have a 25% lower risk of heart disease-related death and 11% reduced risk of developing cardiovascular diseases. These percentages were better than those who did not eat more nuts. What Nuts Contribute to Diabetes Management Below are the contents of nuts beneficial for people with diabetes: • Unsaturated fats • Folate • Fiber • Thiamine • Vitamins • Antioxidants • Minerals (potassium, magnesium) • Phytosterols • Carotenoids Best Nuts to Eat Here are the top nuts to eat if you are diagnosed with diabetes: Peanuts. Rich in fiber and proteins, peanuts can help lower the risk of developing heart disease. These nuts also help in weight reduction because they are rich in fiber and protein. Almonds. These nuts reduce the levels of LDL (Low-Density Lipoprotein) cholesterol, which can block your arteries. They also increase the levels of HDL (High-Density Lipoprotein) cholesterol, which aids in removing LDL from our arteries. Cashews. The ratio of LDL to HDL cholesterol improves when you eat cashews. You also lower your risk of having heart diseases when you eat these nuts. Cashews have no undesirable effect on weight or blood glucose levels. Walnuts. If you want to prevent diabetes, these are the nuts for you. Though high in calories, walnuts do not have a great impact on body composition and weight. Pistachios. These are nuts that are dense in energy, good fats, and fiber. People on a pistachio-rich diet had lower levels of triglycerides and an improved ratio of HDL to LDL. Good for heart health. You could manage Type II diabetes with the right types and amounts of foods. Add nuts into your daily diet to improve your overall health and live with diabetes in the best way possible. almonds diabetes type 2 eat more nuts pistachios Share This Post Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *CommentYou may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong> Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.