Diet rich in Almonds can help cure Type 2 Diabetes

By Mayuri, Gaea News Network
Monday, December 20, 2010

NEW YORK ( — According to a recent study released in 2010 Journal of the American College of Nutrition, almond consumption may help improve insulin sensitivity and decrease LDL-cholesterol levels in those with prediabetes.

The study looked at the effects of consuming an almond-enriched diet on factors linked to the progression of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease in adults with prediabetes. After 16 weeks of consuming either an almond-enriched or regular diet, both in accordance with American Diabetes Association (ADA) recommendations, the group that consumed an almond-enriched diet showed significantly improved LDL-cholesterol levels and measures of insulin sensitivity, risk factors for heart disease and type 2 diabetes.

This study suggests that consuming an ADA suggested that diet consisting of 20% of the total calories from almonds for 16 weeks is effective in improving LDL cholesterol levels and measures of insulin sensitivity in individuals with prediabetes.4 Nutrients in almonds, such as fiber and unsaturated fat, have been shown to help reduce LDL-cholesterol levels, increase insulin sensitivity and increase beta-cell function, all of which can help to prevent the development of type 2 diabetes and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.

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