To Your Health
May, 2013 (Vol. 07, Issue 05)
Ward off Diabetes With Walnuts
Incorporating nuts into your diet is essential and diabetes is one thing you are fearful of, then eating one particular kind of nut can help - walnuts. This is especially true for women, according to new research.
Eating walnuts may reduce the risk for Type 2 diabetes in women, a large new study concluded.
We all know walnuts are high in both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which are linked to playing a major role in preventing Type 2 diabetes. The new study that was published by scientists, in the April issue of The Journal of Nutrition, used dietary and health data on 138,000 women participating in a large continuing study of women's health. Beginning in 1999 they collected data on walnut consumption, and followed the women for the next 10 years. They found 5,930 cases of Type 2 diabetes.
What are some of the other benefits that the scientists found when it came to walnuts?
Researchers found that compared with women who ate no walnuts, those who consumed 8 ounces of walnuts or more a month reduced their risk for Type 2 diabetes by 24 percent.
This is great news and a great reason for you to begin implementing this flavorful nut into your diet.