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Take the help of almonds to manage your blood sugar effectively

Published on:8 July 2021, 11:30am IST
You just need 12-weeks to maintain your blood sugar and cholesterol levels. Yes, a handful of almonds every single day is the first step.
Nikita Bhardwaj
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Diabetes can come knocking at your door and you might not even know you have it. Other than genetics, our lifestyle is the biggest culprit that pushes us towards this health hazard. But the good part is some simple hacks can help you avoid this  monster. In fact, if you have diabetes, you can keep your blood sugar levels in check by adding one superfood to your diet – almonds.

From hair, skin to brain – almonds have everything that our body requires. The good news is that a recent study published in the Frontlines in Nutrition suggests that consuming almonds twice a day can help to maintain healthy blood sugar and cholesterol levels in your body.

The study adds that eating almonds shows promising results, when it comes to  improving LDL-cholesterol levels, which further reduce HbA1c levels in just 12 weeks of consumption.

almonds for blood sugar

Almonds are low in carbs and nutrients like fats, magnesium, and fibre that help in improving the insulin functioning. This makes life easier for people with type-2 diabetes. In addition, almonds help to improve their metabolism, so that they don’t undergo any metabolic problems that lead to other health issues like BP, obesity, etc.

Here’s what makes almonds the king of superfoods

Almonds are loaded with:

  • Fibre
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin B2
  • Manganese
  • Magnesium
  • Protein
  • Copper
  • Phosphorus
Here are some more benefits of eating almonds daily

1. Almonds help in weight loss

Almonds are helpful in controlling your appetite. They will keep you satiated, if you consume them in the morning, and snack on them in the evening. All because of the fibre and protein in them.

almonds for blood sugar
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2. It helps in skin and hair repair

Vitamin E is the most important beauty ingredient. So, if you are dealing with any kind of skin or hair trouble, start noshing on almonds right away.

3. It helps in controlling your BP

Do you know the most significant reason for blood pressure aka hypertension? Well, it’s magnesium deficiency. And almonds have a whole lot of magnesium in them, which helps in regulating your blood pressure levels and avoid problems like heart attack and stroke.

There are many ways in which you can include almonds in your diet. You can soak them, dry roast them, can have almond milk, can use oil, etc. All you need to do is consume almonds for sure.

Nikita Bhardwaj Nikita Bhardwaj

Six-pack abs are all that Nikita needs, along with her daily dose of green tea. At Health Shots, she produces videos, podcasts, stories, and other kick-ass content.