Nuts and how they can help against diabetes
Almonds provide a healthy, low-carb mix of monounsaturated fats plus magnesium, which is believed to be instrumental in carbohydrate metabolism. A large study out of Harvard University found that high daily magnesium intake reduced the risk of developing diabetes by 33 percent. Therefore, including more magnesium-rich foods like almonds, pumpkin seeds, spinach, and Swiss chard in your diet is a smart move
Canadian researchers divided 117 people with type 2 diabetes into three groups: one third ate muffins, another third ate mixed nuts and muffins, and the remaining third ate just the mixed nuts. After three months, the group given only the mixed nuts showed the most improvement in blood sugar levels. The researchers recommend substituting nuts for carbs for the best results.
Researchers tracked 119,000 men and women and found that those who ate nuts roughly every day were 20 percent less likely to die during the study period than those who never ate nuts. Eating nuts less often lowered the death risk too, in direct proportion to consumption
Most U.S. adults have yet to discover the benefits of walnuts. A recent study has determined that only 5.5% of all adults (ages 19-50) consume tree nuts of any kind!