The Peanut Institute revealed that snacking on peanuts instead of carbohydrates improves blood sugar control in Type 2 diabetics.
An important recent study shows. The researchers split 117 men and women with Type 2 diabetes into three treatment groups: one group received 475 calories of mixed nuts,
including peanuts; another group received 475 calories of healthy, whole wheat muffins;
and the third group received half portions of nuts and muffins. For three months, all
three groups were told to eat healthy diets and to eat their daily assigned nuts or muffins
instead of carbohydrate snacks. The participants continued their diabetes medications during the three month period. After three months, the researchers measured the participants’ blood levels of a protein called HbA1c. Low levels of HbA1c indicate good blood glucose control. HbA1c had declined in all three groups. However, the biggest decline in HbA1c occurred in the nut group, with the second largest decline occurring
in the nut/muffin group. Total cholesterol and “bad” LDL cholesterol also declined to a greater extent in the nut group than the muffin group. HbA1c and LDL cholesterol decreased even though the participants continued to take medications to control their blood sugar and cholesterol. So even though the medications were keeping HbA1c and cholesterol at acceptable levels, the addition of nuts and peanuts lowered them to even healthier levels.
Learn more at www.peanut-institute.org
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