Now a new research conducted by Linda Tapsell at the University of Wollongong's (Australia) Smart Food Centre shows that including as little as 30gms of walnuts could help keep type-2 Diabetes under control. The research was also published in the European Journal Of Clinical Research.
In a year long study,50 overweight adults with non-insulin treated diabetes were put on a well balanced low fat diet (with low intakes of saturated fats). At the end of the study it was found that the group that had the walnuts on a daily basis had more of the good fats in the diet than the group who just followed a low fat diet. Most of these effects were seen in the first 3 months of the study. The walnut group also showed an improvement in the insulin levels.
Prof. Tapsell stresses on the fact that when eaten as a part of a 'balanced meal',walnuts could help deliver the right type of fat.
- European Journal Of Clinical Research: The Original article.
- University Of Wollongang: New study reinforces significant role of walnuts in the diet.