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World Diabetes Day on 14th November: Go nuts to manage your blood sugar levels

Nuts can help control blood sugar. © Shutterstock

Do you know that snacking on nuts can be a good option as they can help you to keep your blood sugar levels in check and heart diseases at bay? Moreover, they can also help you to lose weight. Here, we tell you about the nuts which diabetics can opt for.

Written by Aishwarya Vaidya |Published : November 3, 2018 1:07 PM IST

Diabetes can deteriorate your quality of life. It is an incurable condition and will require lifestyle modifications. Stay physically fit and eating a well-balanced diet can be beneficial for diabetics. Hence, to control your blood sugar levels you will require to add these fantastic nuts to your diet. So, see to it that you eat them today and stay healthy.

Nuts are diabetes-friendly, they are low in carbs and high in protein, fibre, and healthy fat and can make you feel full for a longer time. Moreover, nuts can also help you to lower your cholesterol. according to a research in Louisiana State University, eating tree nuts almonds, pistachios, walnuts and cashew can help you to cut down your risk of type 2 diabetes. But, you should also make sure that you don't go overboard on them and speak to your expert about the right amount in which you can them. Read on to know more and you can thank us later!

  • You can opt for almonds: According to a study, eating almonds can help you to keep your glucose levels under check. People with type 2 diabetes who eat nuts will be able to keep heart diseases away. This is so because almonds are abundant in fibre and can help you to manage your blood sugar levels and is good for digestion. Furthermore, you will feel full if you eat almonds and won't overeat. The amazing almond is also rich in magnesium and can be beneficial for your blood glucose control and for bone and muscle health.
  • You can opt for walnuts: According to a study, walnuts are loaded with fibre, protein and good fats and can help you to stay full, eliminate your risk of type 2 diabetes and can help you to manage your blood sugar levels. Also, the superb walnuts have alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) and can help you to reduce inflammation. Eating walnuts can also help you to curb your hunger and hence, you will not gain those excess kilos.
  • You can opt for pistachios: The powerful pistachios are jam-packed with fibre, protein, and good fats and can help you to control your blood sugar levels. So, make sure that you consume them.
  • You can opt for cashews: According to a study, wonderful walnuts are lower in fat and they also have oleic acid, which is a heart-healthy monounsaturated fat and will lower your blood sugar levels. Get going right now!

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