Nuts are a low-GI food that can control diabetes, say researchers
Nuts are a
great low-GI (glycaemic index) food—they don’t cause your blood glucose and
insulin levels to increase—that every diabetic should be snacking on, a new
study has discovered.
just 2 oz of nuts every day in place of carbohydrates helped to control the
glycaemic load in people who have type 2 diabetes.
of Toronto researchers tested three different diets on a group of 117 diabetics
who were given either muffins, muffins and nuts or just mixed nuts to eat.
diabetics who ate the nuts-only diet saw their glycaemic load fall to levels
close to what health regulators regard as ‘clinically meaningful’, an effect
that is usually achieved only by taking drugs. What’s more, the group that ate
nuts saw their weight fall, too (Diabetes Care, 2011; doi: 10.2337/dc11-0338).