I was told that nuts of any kind are really bad for a person with diabetes. I am trying to lose weight and I am eating nuts and seeds to fill that empty spot so I don't grab the wrong thing, like a candy bar. Is this all right?
As people have said below, nuts can be a good choice for people with diabetes as long as they're eaten in moderation. Some nuts, such as almonds, have been found to reduce the rate and which sugars are digested and absorbed, and this could help in glucose control. Different kinds of nuts and nut-like foods are also sources of important nutrients, including cashews (magnesium), Brazil nuts (selenium), and peanuts (resveratrol). It's always best to talk to your doctor about your diet choices, however.
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Best of luck!
Nuts are great for in-betweens. Their calories mainly come from fats and proteins, so they don't cause "The Spike". Yes, they can be fattening, especially if you overdo it. But a handful of nuts while working in the yard is just the thing to get me to my next meal.
no nuts have a lot of proten.