Sunday, February 15, 2015
Reduce your blood glucose level eating this snack
You don't have to have diabetes to benefit from better blood sugar control.
The reviewed research showed that sometimes it doesn't have to be very difficult(Parham M, et al. 2014).
The participants of this study had type 2 diabetes. One group was given 25g of pistachio nuts as snacks twice a day for 12 weeks while the other group was given a control meal without nuts.
After 12 weeks the groups were switched so the group that got the test meal now received the nuts.
The pistachio nuts reduced fasting blood glucose, HbA1c (a measurement of long term glucose control), blood pressure, BMI (body mass index) and CRP an inflammatory marker.
All this from just eating some nuts.
Parham M1, Heidari S2, Khorramirad A2, Hozoori M3, Hosseinzadeh F1, Bakhtyari L4, Vafaeimanesh J1. Effects of pistachio nut supplementation on blood glucose in patients with type 2 diabetes: a randomized crossover trial.
Rev Diabet Stud. 2014 Summer;11(2):190-6. doi: 10.1900/RDS.2014.11.190. Epub 2014 Aug 10.
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