Walnuts: Benefit Heart Health in Diabetes
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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).

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.

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.


About Kelley Herring

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.

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