Eat a Few Nuts to Your Health!

Pooled research from 12 clinical trials of 450 participants with type 2 diabetes, found those eating an average of 2 ounces of tree nuts (almonds, hazelnuts, Brazil nuts or cashews) conveyed improved glycemic control. They experienced significantly lower levels of fasting glucose and HbA1c (a measure of blood sugar over time). It may be that the healthy…

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Short Walks Following Meals Benefit Glucose Control

A laboratory study of 10 inactive adults (mean age, 69) with elevated fasting blood glucose levels experienced better 3-hour post-meal glucose levels when they walked for 15 minutes after each meal. This was compared to a single daily 45 minute walk either in the morning or the afternoon. The shorter and longer walks each improved…

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Legumes Help Diabetics Control Glucose

In a randomized controlled 3 month feeding trial of diabetics, Canadian researchers found that eating at least one cup of legumes (beans) a day resulted in a greater reduction in HbA1c (P<0.001) (a measure of how well glucose levels have been controlled) than those eating equivalent amounts of wheat. The bean diet also lowered cholesterol and triglyceride levels,…

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