What Molecule In Almonds Is Beneficial For People With Diabetes?

 

A recent article on authoritynutrition.com said:

"Nuts are low in carbs, but high in healthy fats, protein and fiber. This makes them a perfect choice for diabetics. However, another thing that sets almonds apart, is their remarkably high amount of magnesium.

Magnesium is a mineral involved in more than 300 bodily processes, including blood sugar control. The current recommended intake for magnesium is 310-420 mg. Two ounces of almonds provide almost half of that, with 150 mg of this important mineral.

It turns out that 25-38% of type 2 diabetics are deficient in magnesium, and correcting the deficiency significantly lowers blood sugar levels and improves the function of insulin.

Interestingly, people without diabetes also see major reductions in insulin resistance when supplementing with magnesium.

This indicates that high magnesium foods (like almonds) may be beneficial for prevention of metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes, both of which are massive health problems today." (Ref: https://authoritynutrition.com/9-proven-benefits-of-almonds/)

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