What if now 2 ounces of nuts daily in place of carbohydrates can benefit diabetic patients by lowering down their bad cholesterol levels and improving blood sugar control? A new study conducted by Canadian researchers has now shown that the simple substitution to the carbohydrates and the daily bagel can now help the patients with type 2 diabetes to control their blood sugar and cholesterol levels.
As a part of study, people with type 2 diabetes were asked to alter their routine diet with half a cup of mixed nuts per day. The same routine with altered diet was followed for continuous three months. After the three months of eating half a cup of mixed nuts per day, the researchers found big changes to have come their way. The patient’s blood sugar and bad cholesterol levels apparently dropped after some alterations in routine diet.
The researchers have now said that the unsaturated fats that are present in nuts are responsible for dropped cholesterol and blood sugar levels. The study authors at the same time have said that the nuts only are not important to diabetes control but it’s just a part of healthy diet that the research has focused on, which can further control diabetes.