Nuts are considered one of the fat-burning foods; healthy fat, fiber, and protein, which is a needed combination to keep you energized and satisfied, as previously mentioned. The body needs ample calories and nutrients to maintain itself. Here Serena Gordon, HealthDay.com, reporter, reflects on a study that provides evidence that certain nuts are good for heart health and diabetes:
“If you have type 2 diabetes and you want to do your heart a favor, a new study suggests you should let your diet get a little nutty.
Folks with type 2 diabetes who ate five or more servings of certain kinds of nuts weekly dropped their odds of heart disease by about 20 percent, compared to people who ate less than a serving a month. A serving in the study was defined as one ounce.
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Noshing five or more weekly servings of nuts also appears to lower the risk of premature death from heart disease or any other cause by about one-third for people with type 2 diabetes.
Not all nuts are created equal, however. Nuts grown on trees seemed to provide more heart-health benefits than peanuts, which grow underground.
Tree nuts include walnuts, almonds, cashews, Brazil nuts, pistachios, pecans, macadamias, hazelnuts and pine nuts.
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“Our findings suggest that nut consumption, especially tree nuts, is beneficial for the prevention of cardiovascular disease [heart disease and stroke] and premature deaths among individuals with diabetes,” said study author Gang Liu. He’s a research associate in the department of nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, in Boston.
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The study was funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health.
What is it about nuts that makes them so heart-healthy for people with diabetes?
Liu said that nuts seem to help control blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol. Eating nuts also appears to help dampen inflammation and improve blood vessel health.
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The current study focused on people with type 2 diabetes, and Liu said there isn’t yet enough research to know if nuts would provide the same benefit to people with type 1 diabetes.
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However, when asked if people without diabetes might see heart benefits from nuts, he said, “Based on our findings and existing evidence, I would say that nuts are beneficial for people with and without diabetes.”
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