Almonds are a very good combination of fibre, protein, copper, riboflavin, calcium as well as vitamin E and Magnesium. The most protein packed available of tree nuts, almonds are the nuts with the nutritional punch! Infact, almonds are the King of Nuts.
With all these healthy bullets packed within them, almonds become the powerhouse for not only normal humans but also for those suffering from diabetes.
Various researches and studies conducted have proven that consumption of Almonds on a daily basis leads to lower levels of fasting insulin and fasting glucose. The thumbnail rule to be followed here is that the intake of a good amount of almonds should in turn, be balanced by reduced intake of other calories so as to justify the calories consumed through almonds. Almond consumption is also known to increase insulin sensitivity in people with prediabetes.
As far as Type II diabetes is concerned, Almond intake post meals has helped to reduce post-meal glucose levels; an increase in these levels can also lead to cardiovascular diabetes complications.
One can consume Almonds during breakfast as a part of cereals, almond butter on toast or add a few almonds to smoothies. During lunch or dinner one can add almonds to salads or stir-fry dishes. As a mid-meal snack, one can munch on whole almonds which are very filling or add them to your favourite fresh fruits and salads.
On an average, about one ounce of almonds which is 23 almonds, contains about – 161 calories, 6 grams of protein and 3 grams of dietary fiber.
With all the above benefits, consuming almonds daily should be a habit, cultivated from childhood and surely this will go a long way in evolving your good health. So let’s sum it up –
WITHOUT ANY IFS OR BUTS, DIABETICS MUST CONSUME THE KING OF NUTS!!!
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