Almond lovers now can get extra benefit from these types of nuts because almonds can improve insulin sensitivity on people with prediabetes, thus reduce the risk of diabetes, a new research suggests.
Prediabetes is a condition where the blood sugar levels above normal, but not too high to be called diabetes. Obesity and unhealthy lifestyles can lead this condition to type-2 diabetes.
High blood sugar levels due to body’s cell unable to respond to insulin, so glucose can’t get into cells and buildup in the bloodstream caused damage to vital organs, include liver.
When liver which an important organ in the metabolic system is not working properly, overall metabolism will be disturbed. The impact does not only increased in blood sugar, but also the cholesterol and uric acid level.
A research conducted by experts at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey which involved 65 prediabetes patients. Participants divided into 2 groups, some had almonds every day and some not.
The result indicates an almond diet can overcome the initial symptoms of high blood sugar levels. The recovery rate is quite high, ranging between 90-95 %.
Dr Wien confirms almonds can improve insulin sensitivity so the glucose levels can be better controlled. Furthermore, eating almonds can also help lower LDL cholesterol levels in hypercholesterolemic conditions.