If you are diabetic, start eating tree nuts, such as almonds, which will help you to reduce cardiovascular and heart disease risk.
As per a Harvard study, if diabetic patients eat at least five servings of nuts per week, they will have 17 per cent lesser chance to develop total cardiovascular disease than those who engulf one or less weekly servings.
They will also have 20 per cent lower risk of coronary heart disease, 34 per cent lower risk of cardiovascular disease death and 31 per cent reduced risk of death from all causes, study found.
The study conducted by researchers from Harvard University in the US, included 16,217 men and women who either had type 2 diabetes at the start of the study or they diagnosed with the disease during the course of the study.
A serving in the study was defined as one ounce or 28 grammes of nuts.
The researchers said people who started eating the nuts after diagnosis of diabetes had 11 per cent lower risk of cardiovascular disease than those who didn’t include nuts in their diet plan. People who were eating nuts regularly were at 15 per cent lower risk of coronary heart disease, a 25 per cent lower risk of cardiovascular disease death and a 27 per cent lower risk of all-cause premature death.
The study showed that nuts were beneficial to such patients even before they were diagnosed with the disease.
Previous research supports the positive role of nuts in heart health, and having diabetes has long been linked to increased risk of cardiovascular issues.