Almonds, Walnuts Keep Hearts Healthy In Type 2 Diabetes Patients

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People who are suffering from diabetes Type II can decrease the chances of stroke and heart attack, just by adding nuts in their diet. Yes, a recent study suggested that people with type II diabetes who eats regular nuts, nearly 5 servings ( 1 serving = 1 ounce) a week can reduce the risk of cardiac arrest by 20% compared to those diabetic people (type II) who had one or less serving a month. These nuts also lower the chances of premature deaths led by heart issues or any other problem by 1/3 for type II diabetic persons.

Nuts have often been wrongly introduced, it’s important to know that not every nut is similar. Tree grown nuts are proclaimed as more health benefits as compared to ones which cultivate under earth-like peanuts. Talking about tree grown nuts, the category includes almonds, walnuts, Brazil nuts, hazelnuts, cashew nuts, pine nuts, pecans, pistachios, and macadamias. Study author Gang Liu who is currently working as a research associate in the nutrition department, at Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health located in Boston, Germany said that the study findings advocate the consumption of tree nuts. They can lower the risk of heart diseases, cardiac arrests, and premature deaths in diabetic (Type II) people. This study was carried out by funding from the US National Institutes of Health and stated that tree nuts help in controlling blood sugar levels along with blood pressure and cholesterol level in the body. Their consumption also takes care of dampen inflammation and uplifts the blood vessel fitness.

Though the study suggested the consumption of these nuts to be healthier for people with diabetes type II, however, gang Liu said that there is no proper evidence which advocates the same for people suffering from diabetes type 1. He also added that people who are not suffering from diseases can also gain benefits by consuming tree nuts. The author’s study gained weight when cardiologist Dr. Terrence Sacchi (Chief, Cardiology Department, New York-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital situated in  New York City) agreed and said the evidence found in the study are quite enough to conclude that these nuts have some effect over heart and diabetes.