Go Nuts for Walnuts and Cut Risk of Diabetes

Posted 07/23/2013 | By HealthCorps

Women who ate at least 8 ounces of walnuts a month, had a 24% reduced risk of developing diabetes type 2, compared to a group of women who did not eat walnuts at all.  Experts feel that these findings would probably apply to men, too.  Walnuts are high in polyunsaturated fats, which may be key to helping lower one’s risk of diabetes.  Walnuts are also rich in dietary fiber and antioxidants, both of which may help to reduce the risk of diabetes type 2 as well.

Add walnuts to salads, use as a crunchy topping on yogurt, mix into muffin batter, or grind and use as an ingredient in crunchy fish batter.  A small handful with an apple is a perfect afternoon snack!!  Just remember to choose raw, unsalted or lightly roasted walnuts, so you avoid added sugar, salt or oils.

For a delicious and nutritious lunch recipe that includes walnuts, apricots, feta cheese and peppers, check out: http://www.walnuts.org/all-recipes/stuffed-peppers-filled-with-bulgur-walnut-pilaf/

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