Nutty Help for Diabetes

A Healthy Replacement for Carbohydrates




New research from St. Michael’s Hospital and the University of Toronto reports that consuming two ounces of nuts daily as a replacement for carbohydrates (muffins were used in the study) is effective in glycemic and serum lipid control for people with Type 2 diabetes. The researchers concluded that all nuts—whether mixed, unsalted, raw or dry-roasted—offer benefits for control of both blood glucose and blood lipids and could be consumed as part of a strategy to improve diabetes control without weight gain.


Source: Diabetes Care

Edit ModuleShow Tags

More from Natural Awakenings

Food Gleaning

By picking what’s left behind in the fields, nonprofit groups are providing fresh, healthy food to millions nationwide.

Songs of Freedom

The word “freedom” in many national anthems demonstrates how deeply humanity yearns to be free from scarcity and limitations, from whatever prevents us from living in truth.

Savvy Cycling

By choosing the right bicycle, wearing a helmet, pedaling a little faster, and keeping an eye out for distracted drivers, cyclists can fully enjoy the road without suffering pain or bruises.

Purr-fect Pet Sitters

When you’re away from home, a professionally-trained pet sitter that knows your pet’s breed and habits may be an all-around happier choice of care.

Manifest Miracles

By consciously switching into a positive mode of being, we open the door to the vast generosity of the Universe.
Edit ModuleShow Tags Edit ModuleShow Tags