Diabetes? Go Nuts to Lower Your Health Risk

April 15, 2019
From the Harvard Heart Letter

A survey was done of 16,000 people before and after they were diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, a condition that elevates the risk of heart disease. Researchers found people who eat 5 servings of nuts per week had a 17% lower risk of cardiovascular disease compared with those who ate less than a serving per week.

Some of the best nuts with unsaturated fat, fiber, and minerals, which can help control blood sugar, blood measure and cholesterol are walnuts, almonds, and pistachios. These nuts seemed to offer the strongest benefits in the study.

Peanuts aren’t a nut but a legume which are not as healthy as tree nuts.

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