At risk for type 2 diabetes? Eat some almonds, studies find


There is new evidence that eating almonds could lower your risk for developing Type 2 diabetes.

The discovery is just one of several positive findings about the health benefits of almonds from six studies presented to the American Society of Nutrition Scientific Sessions in San Diego.

Almonds are known to be high in protein and nutrients.

One of the recent studies found almonds also helped moderate blood glucose levels, the Daily Mail reports. And the almonds reduced LDL – the so-called 'bad' – cholesterol in adults with prediabetes.

"It is promising," for people at risk for developing chronic disease, says principal investigator Dr. Michelle Wien told Diabetes News.

"These results help to advance the evolution of our understanding of almonds' beneficial effects as part of a healthy diet," says Dr. Karen Lapsley, Chief Science Officer for the Almond Board of California.

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Managing My Type 2 diabetes:

According to the studies, almonds:

– help suppress the appetite, beat flab and keep your heart healthy.
– are high in beneficial monounsaturated fats and vitamin E, which protects against UV light damage and Alzheimer’s.
– are packed with minerals, including manganese, which helps the body form strong bones and regulates blood sugar, and magnesium which is essential for organ, muscle and nerve function, blood glucose control, and regulating blood pressure.

Check out these tips on eating well from UnitedHealthcare:

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