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Oilseeds help control blood sugar

Oilseeds help control blood sugar

Eating about 75 grams of oil per day instead of carbohydrates may be beneficial for people with type 2 diabetes, as shown by a study conducted by University of Toronto , Canada, to be published in the journal Diabetes Care . According to the study's authors, this is because the food lowers bad cholesterol levels and increases blood sugar control.

The study involved 117 diabetic patients who were randomly divided into three groups. One ingested an oilseed mixture of approximately 75 grams, the second a healthy version of muffin, and the third half the amount of oilseeds and muffins. During the three months of analysis, patients maintained their oral medications.

The oilseed mix included non-salt versions and mostly raw almonds, pistachios, walnuts, hazelnuts, peanuts, cashew nuts and macadamia nuts. Already the muffin used in the research was developed to be a healthy food, made with whole wheat and sweetened with apple concentrate, but without added sugars. The dumplings had protein content similar to oilseeds, coming from the addition of egg white and skimmed milk powder to the recipe. According to the researchers, after three months, patients whose diet included the full amount of oilseeds showed better results, both in reducing LDL (considered as the "bad" cholesterol) and blood sugar levels, when compared to the other participants.

The researchers consider that oilseeds are an important weapon in favor of the control of blood glucose and lipid levels, and can be used as

Include oilseeds in their menu

Studies have already proven that regular consumption of these foods decreases the incidence of cardiovascular diseases. See the qualities of each of them:

Brazil nuts: rich in omega 3, magnesium and selenium, powerful antioxidants. Helps to balance cholesterol levels, prevents diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, heart disease and improves cardiovascular function. Daily consumption: from 2 to 3 units.

Cashew nuts: source of zinc, proteins, vitamin E and unsaturated fats. It boosts the production of white blood cells, lowers bad cholesterol (LDL) and maintains good cholesterol levels (HDL). Daily consumption: 3 units.

Hazelnuts: it has a high concentration of monounsaturated fat, which helps to eliminate heart disease. It is also an excellent source of calcium, effective in preventing osteoporosis. Daily consumption: Up to 10 units

Almonds: have high concentration of potassium, fiber, calcium, vitamin E and monounsaturated fat. It is also a potent source of protein. It has few calories compared to other oilseeds. Daily consumption: 10 to 12 units.

Nuts: Vitamin E is one of the biggest highlights. It is also rich in zinc, magnesium, B vitamins and potassium. It prevents against various types of cancer, controls blood pressure and decreases the desire to eat sweet. Daily consumption: Up to 5 units.


5 Foods not to be reheated

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Healthy Microbiota May Prevent Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes

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Recently published studies have been drawing the attention of the scientific community for the possibility of our intestinal flora influencing in some way metabolic alterations capable of facilitating the development of type 2 diabetes and obesity. It is known, after publication of several scientific works, that our intestinal flora is capable of influencing the efficiency of the immune system, the absorption of cholesterol, regulation of intestinal functioning, as well as producing important vitamins and protecting us from bowel cancer.

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