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Diabetes And Almonds: What You Need To Know

Almonds may be bite-sized, but these nuts pack a big nutritional punch. They’re an excellent source of several vitamins and minerals, including vitamin E and manganese. They’re also a good source of: In fact, “almonds are actually one of the highest protein sources among tree nuts,” said Peggy O’Shea-Kochenbach, MBA, RDN, LDN, a dietitian and consultant in Boston. Almonds, while nutritionally beneficial for most people, are especially good for people with diabetes. “Research has shown that almonds may reduce the rise in glucose (blood sugar) and insulin levels after meals,” said O’Shea-Kochenbach. In a 2011 study, researchers found that the consumption of 2 ounces of almonds was associated with lower levels of fasting insulin and fasting glucose. This amount consists of about 45 almonds. The key in this study is that the participants reduced their caloric intake by enough to accommodate the addition of the almonds so that no extra calories were consumed. A 2010 study found that eating almonds may help increase insulin sensitivity in people with prediabetes. Almonds and magnesium Almonds are high in magnesium. Experimental studies have suggested that dietary magnesiu Continue reading >>

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  1. JSDR

    I'm newly-diagnosed as diabetic, and have been taking Metformin for about a month. Is one of the side-effects insomnia? I'm finding difficult to sleep although I feel very tired due to M.E>

  2. azure

    Welcome @JSDR
    I don't take Metformin so I can't comment on that, but any diabetes diagnosis can cause stress and affect sleep.
    Have you tested your blood sugar when you can't sleep? Are you on insulin too?

  3. Art Of Flowers

    The problem I have with metformin is that it makes me want to go to the loo in the middle of the night. I never had this before taking it. The fractured sleep pattern is making me feel tired.

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