Almonds and Diabetes: Why Diabetics Should Eat Almonds for Heart Health

Almonds and Diabetes: Why Diabetics Should Eat Almonds for Heart Health

Almonds and DiabetesDiabetes: Most of us have heard of the disease, know of someone suffering from it, or even suffer from diabetes ourselves.

The number of diabetes cases continues to grow and eating healthily is exceptionally important to help reduce your risk and manage the disease.

The medical community continues to acknowledging the health benefits of almonds in persons at risk of and suffering from Diabetes.

And since today is National Almond Day, we’re encouraging all our readers to take stock of their current lifestyle and eating habits, and stay informed about this disease that is sweeping our nation.

The Facts about Diabetes

Essentially, diabetes occurs when your blood sugar is too high, and your body either does not make enough insulin (a hormone secreted by the pancreas to regulate blood sugar levels), or the insulin does not work the way that it should, which causes various health problems.

The number of diabetes cases, both nationally and globally, is on the rise and eating healthily is exceptionally important to help reduce your risk and manage the disease.

Our previous article on Diabetes Awareness looked at how healthy eating is essential to preventing and managing the disease.

Diabetes and Heart Health

A recent article by SmartCooky explains why people suffering from Diabetes should be snacking on almonds for the sake of their hearts.

The article highlights a recent study published in the Journal Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders, which showed that daily consumption of almonds could significantly reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease in Indians suffering with Type 2 diabetes and improve their overall health. This is because including almonds as part of a healthy lifestyle and diet could help improve cardiovascular risk factors and glycemic control.

“The benefits of almonds are known by all, but it is the first free-living study that tried “to demonstrate the health benefits of including almonds in the diet among Asian Indians with type 2 diabetes,” said Dr. Seema Gulati, lead researcher of the study.

Read the full article and more about the study here.