3 REASONS WHY NUTS MIGHT BE GOOD FOR DIABETES
This morning i bought groundnuts and someone that is diabetics asked me to give her, so i did. I now decided to ask from google whether eating groundnut is good for diabetic. Though, the answer i found do not mention groundnut specifically but it says the overall effects of nuts as a whole on diabetes and other sickness.
The article says diabetics can eat any kind of
nuts as long as they eat it in moderation and balance it with healthy choices because nuts
have general health benefits which diabetics also can benefit from.
3 REASONS WHY NUTS MIGHT BE HEALTHY FOR DIABETES
1. One of the reasons why groundnut and nuts are good for diabetes is that it helps to lower cholesterol.
High cholesterol levels is detrimental to our health as it can contribute to the risk of heart disease. However, the unsaturated fats in nuts help lower low-density lipoprotein, the “bad” cholesterol while raising the levels of high-density lipoprotein, the “good” form of cholesterol.
Another reason nut helps to lower cholesterol is that it is highly rich in
fiber and plant sterols. It was even reported that eating 30 grams of walnuts daily over a long period like 6-month period could help people with type 2 diabetes because it could reduce LDL by 10 percent and raised HDL levels by a good percentage.
2. The number two reason why nuts might be good for diabetes is that nuts help to lower glycemic index of foods. The glycemic index is a measurement of how fast your
body absorbs certain carbohydrates. Foods with higher glycemic index is harmful for
diabetics because they will be absorbed fastly by the body and faster absorption
raises blood glucose levels more rapidly.
People with diabetes who eat nuts along
with foods with a high-glycemic index such as pasta could slow their absorption of carbohydrate and thus stabilizing their blood glucose levels because adding almonds to white bread lowered the glycemic index in a research conducted on non-diabetics.
3. The third reason nuts might be good for diabetes is that nuts help to reduce the risk of heart disease. Since diabetics have double or higher the risk developing heart disease
than people without diabetes, eating in MODERATION foods such as almonds and
walnuts which are high in vitamin E can slow plaque development that leads to
atherosclerosis. Also walnuts are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, which help to reduce the risk of developing irregular heartbeats and heart attack. Other nuts such as almonds, macadamia nuts, hazelnuts and
pecans also have heart-protective benefits.
Another reason nuts are good for the heart is that they contain L-arginine, an amino acid found in nuts, which make artery walls more
flexible, thus preventing blood clotting and ensure smooth flow of blood to the heart.
Nuts which groundnut is among is good for everybody including diabetics. However, it should be taken in moderation or daily right proportion especially for diabetes patients.