Abdominal Obesity, High Blood Sugar, High Blood Pressure? Eat Nuts.
by Edward Group
Nuts are an
amazing, convenient source of essential fatty acids and proteins.
They also hold an equally enjoyable handful of benefits for people
with abdominal obesity, high blood pressure, and high blood sugar.
presented by medical researchers with the University of Toronto
Department of Nutritional Sciences, and St. Michaels Hospital,
suggest that if eaten daily, a small amount of tree nuts could ward-off
certain serious health conditions, including type-2 diabetes. By
investigating the effects of a relatively nut-rich diet in patients
already diagnosed with type-2 diabetes, Dr. David Jenkins, lead
author of the Canadian study, and his colleagues, were able to document
measurable improvements in both glycemic and serum lipid control.
Both standard indicators used to gauge day-to-day blood serum level
status in diabetic patients.
and his colleagues initially divided the diabetic patients recruiter
for the investigation into three test groups. The first group was
fed a mixture of tree nuts, including walnuts, almonds, pecans,
pistachios, cashews, macadamia, and hazelnuts. The second group
was given a combination of nuts and normal, baked breakfast muffins.
The third group of participants, which acted as the studys
comparison control sample, received only muffins.
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