Why People with Type 2 Diabetes Should Eat Tree Nuts

Ginger Vieira | HealthLine

If you live with type 2 diabetes, eating nuts five days a week may be just as critical for your long-term well-being as regular exercise and checking your blood sugar.

That’s according to a recent study, which was published in the American Heart Association’s Circulation Research journal.

In it, researchers concluded that when eating 5 servings of nuts per week, patients with type 2 diabetes had a 17 percent lower risk of cardiovascular disease.

Additionally, people with type 2 diabetes who consumed nuts regularly had a 34 percent lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease, a 20 percent lower risk of coronary heart disease, and a 31 percent reduced risk of premature death overall.

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