When you have type 2 diabetes, your body can’t regulate your blood sugar. Over time your glucose levels creep up. And left untreated the condition can harm your health.
But I’m betting you already knew all that, right? Most folks do.
However, people are often shocked to learn it’s not usually their diabetes that does most folks in. Not directly, anyway. Because while dangerously high blood-sugar spikes can lead to coma and death, it’s relatively rare.
More often than not it’s your heart that gets you. Because folks who are diabetic are at higher risk for heart disease.
But a new study has just revealed a ridiculously simple (and totally tasty) trick to slash your heart risk.
Eat a fistful of walnuts and almonds five times a week.
Here’s the scoop…
Heart disease death risk plummeted 34%
Sure nuts are a delicious snack. But that’s not ALL they are. It turns out they’re also a heart-friendly one too.
In fact, according to researchers they contain a nearly perfect mix of nutrients.
Nuts are loaded with minerals which help your ticker thrive including potassium, magnesium, and calcium.
Plus, they contain plenty of heart-supporting fiber, unsaturated fatty acids, phytochemicals, and vital vitamins including E and folate.
And all those nutrients work together to help reduce artery-clogging LDL cholesterol.
Which is likely why snacking on nuts was linked to a 34 percent LOWER risk of dying from heart disease in folks with diabetes.
Snack on nuts 5 days a week for a healthier heart
But that stunner wasn’t the only surprise the new Harvard study revealed.
Because, according to the researchers, snacking on nuts five days a week was also linked to a…
- 20 percent lower risk of heart disease
- 31 percent lower risk of early death from ANY cause
- 17 lower risk of any heart-related events (such as stroke or heart attack)
While all nuts appear to have some heart benefits tree nuts, in particular, seem to be real heart heroes.
And that would include the walnuts and almonds I mentioned earlier, as well as cashews, pecans, hazelnuts, pistachios, Brazil nuts, and pine nuts
If you’re really a nut for nuts and eat them more than five days a week, the news is even BETTER.
For each extra serving the volunteers ate, there was another three percent drop in their risk for heart disease or stroke. Plus, there was a six percent drop in the risk of DYING from heart disease.
The message is clear. If you’re pre-diabetic, diabetic, or just concerned about rising blood sugar, you NEED to start taking care of your heart too. And making nuts a regular part of your snacking routine is one of the easiest ways to do just that.
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