12 May 2010

Nuts – The Heart and Diabetes Foods

Over the last few months, some of my fellow bloggers have been writing about omega-3 and omega-6 and the healthy results when bringing the ratios into line for amount of omega-3 to omega-6. Several of the diabetes forums promote almonds for snacks and almond flour for baking.

It is no surprise that there are several articles promoting nuts for heart health and “bad” cholesterol (LDL) control as well. John Phillip covers walnuts as a source of omega-3's in his blog of April 7, 2020.

The Telegraph.co.UK has an article on peanuts reducing LDL levels by up to seven percent and promotes them as heart healthy (my words – CAUTION – for those allergic to peanuts) on May 11, 2020.

The MayoClinic.com in an article on May 12, 2010, lists nuts as a source of unsaturated fats, omega-3, L-arginine, fiber, and plant sterols. They acknowledge that these vary by the type of nut and suggest them for snacks.

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