1. Almonds and diabetes
Research has shown that eating almonds can help type 2 diabetes patients maintain their blood glucose levels.
One study showed that eating 1 ounce of almonds immediately before a high-starch meal resulted in a 30% reduction in post-meal glucose levels for type 2 diabetes patients, in comparison to a 7% reduction for non-diabetics.
In another study, 137 people who had an elevated risk of diabetes were randomly assigned to eat 43g of almonds a day or no almonds for 4 weeks. People who ate the almonds felt less hungry and they had lower postprandial blood glucose levels.
Studies have also showed an inverse relationship between regular nut consumption and diabetes.
- How many calories in almonds – 576
- How much protein is in almonds – 21g
- How many carbs in almonds – 22g
- What is the fat content of almonds – 49g