Making sensible food choices is the number one way to manage Type 2 diabetes. One of the best decisions you can make is to include a healthy selection of nuts in your eating plan. Not only are certain nuts good for your heart and cholesterol, but they have an amazing positive effect on your Type 2 diabetes, as well.
Numerous studies have shown nuts protect against heart disease. And it also appears these crunchy little morsels help fight diabetes as well.
How do nuts help protect against Type 2 diabetes?
Nuts provide several health benefits:
- the fiber and magnesium in nuts help maintain lower blood sugar and insulin levels.
- as well, nuts are high in polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats… which may also help prevent insulin resistance.
- it’s also possible the antioxidants, phytochemicals, and protein in nuts may play a part in diabetes prevention as well
Studies show three nuts in particular have amazing health benefits for diabetics:
1. Walnuts serve as a naturally occurring wonder food. They are great for the heart, for lowering “bad” cholesterol, and they have their own way of helping to stabilize blood sugar levels. For those who do not fancy eating them outright, they can be made into a plethora of dishes where they are hidden, but their substantial benefits can still be derived.