Saturday, February 27, 2010

Almonds may improve the control of blood sugar

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Almonds may improve the control of blood sugar levels and eliminate 'sugar spikes' after eating, says new research from Canada that may have implications for diabetes and heart health.

'We found that eating almonds can have a significant impact in blunting the glycemic and insulin responses of the body when fed with a carbohydrate meal,' said study co-author Cyril Kendall from the University of Toronto.

'Almonds have already been found to reduce LDL cholesterol levels and contain a variety of important nutrients,' he said. 'This new research shows that incorporating almonds in the diet may help in the management of blood glucose levels and the onset of such illnesses as diabetes, while promoting a healthy heart.' Read more...

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