Abdominal Obesity, High Blood Sugar, High Blood Pressure? Eat Nuts.

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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.

The Research

Findings presented by medical researchers with the University of Toronto Department of Nutritional Sciences, and St. Michael’s 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.

Dr. Jenkins 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 study’s comparison control sample, received only muffins.

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