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Walnuts: Benefit Heart Health in Diabetes

by Kelley Herring on December 6, 2012

The press continues to mount on the heart-healthy benefits of walnuts. And new research confirms including these tasty treats may be of special importance for those with diabetes.

A recent study published in Diabetes Care assigned diabetic men and women to three separate diets. Each diet provided 30% of calories as fat and included: a low fat diet, a modified low fat diet, and a modified low fat diet including an ounce of walnuts per day.

After six months, the participants on the walnut diet had achieved a significantly greater increase in their HDL-to-total cholesterol ratio than the other groups, as well as a 10% reduction in their LDL cholesterol.

To get the benefits, enoy an ounce of walnuts a day (about 10).

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About The Author

Kelley Herring, founder of Healing Gourmet, is a natural nutrition enthusiast with a background in biochemistry. Her passion is educating on how foods promote health and protect against disease and creating simple and delicious recipes for vibrant health and enjoyment.

Kelley Herring – who has written posts on Healing Gourmet.


References 
Gillen LJ, Tapsell LC, Patch CS, Owen A, Batterham M. Structured dietary advice incorporating walnuts achieves optimal fat and energy balance in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. J Am Diet Assoc. 2005 Jul;105(7):1087-96.

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