Nuts such as walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds or chestnuts provide zinc and selenium and additionally, according to the Diabetes Channel portal, reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes by controlling blood glucose.
For this reason, the dietitian and nutritionist Javier Gascó, from the Official College of Dietitians and Nutritionists of the Valencian Community, in Spain, told the portal that “the daily recommendations come to be an average of about 30 grams a day, but at the time to choose them, we can select those that improve the diabetic, such as walnuts, since they help improve diabetes in people who are predisposed to diabetes or are insulin resistant.”
In addition, he explained that “pistachios help control blood glucose after meals (postprandial glycemia) having a beneficial effect for patients with metabolic syndrome.”
In any case, before consuming any food, the first thing to do is consult the treating doctor or a nutritionist so that he or she can guide the process and indicate what is most appropriate for each person, since the previous recommendations are not the indicated for all people, since the information given above in no way replaces medical advice.
For its part, to treat high glucose you must have other healthy recommendations that include:
- Achieve and maintain a healthy body weight: The Ministry of Health on its website explained that a healthy weight is considered one that allows the person to maintain a good state of health and quality of life. It is also understood as the weight values, within which there is no risk to the person’s health.
In addition, he indicated that to know if a person is at a healthy weight, there are some reliable methods. One is the determination of the Body Mass Index (BMI), which describes the relationship between weight and height and to calculate the BMI it is necessary to know the weight and height and a simple mathematical formula is applied that consists of dividing the weight by the height squared: BMI = Weight (Kg) / Height squared (Mt).
A person weighs 64 Kg and is 1.5 meters tall: 64 / 1.5 x 1.5 = 28.44. This data indicates the person’s BMI (28.44) is in the values corresponding to overweight.
- Get at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity on most days.
- eat a healthy diet, without sugar or saturated fats and keep in mind that some foods that increase insulin in the blood are: chocolates, candies, jams, honey, ice cream, soft drinks, alcohol, sweet cookies, fast food, refined wheat flour, sugary cereals, among others. others.
- do not consume tobacco, since smoking increases the risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
On the other hand, it is important to note that Medline Plus, the National Library of Medicine of the United States, indicated that over time excess glucose in the blood can cause serious problems; Also, it can damage the eyes, kidneys, and nerves. Diabetes can also cause heart disease, stroke, and the need to amputate a limb.
In fact, at the end of 2020, the Ministry of Health revealed that between 7% and 9% of the adult population suffers from diabetes. In other words, there are around two million people with the disease in the country. However, almost half are unaware of their condition.
For this reason, Mayo Clinic, a non-profit organization dedicated to clinical practice, education and research, pointed out that Some of the signs and symptoms of type 1 and type 2 diabetes are: increased thirst; frequent urination; extreme hunger; weight loss without apparent cause; presence of ketones in the urine (ketones are a byproduct of the breakdown of muscle and fat that occurs when not enough insulin is available); fatigue; irritability; blurry vision; sores that are slow to heal; frequent infections (in the gums or on the skin) and vaginal infections.