Diabetes

Walnuts & Diabetes: nutritious food for people living with diabetes.

Currently, nearly 26 million[1] children and adults in the United States live with diabetesResearch has found that including the right type of fats, like those found in walnuts, can be beneficial to people with diabetes.

Walnuts may also have a positive influence in the management of metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome is a name for a group
of risk factors that occur together and increase the risk for coronary artery disease, stroke, liver and kidney diseases and type-2 diabetes. It is sometimes referred to as “pre-diabetes.” Risk factors include obesity, specifically carrying excess weight around your middle, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and high blood sugar level.

 

[1]http://jdrf.org/about-jdrf/fact-sheets/jdrf-and-diabetes-statistics/