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).