Did you know there is more to managing diabetes than good blood sugar control? Diabetes management also includes control of your blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and body weight. Together, these factors are often referred to as the ABCs of diabetes management. Scientific evidence suggests eating peanuts, and certain tree nuts may help with diabetes management when consumed as part of a diet that is nutritionally adequate and within calorie needs.
“Nuts can be part of a healthy diet offering ways to bump up fiber, protein, beneficial fatty acids, B vitamins, carotenoids, and antioxidants,” says New York-based registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator Marlisa Brown, MS, RD, CDE, CDN. However, when it comes to diabetes, some nuts are better than others.
Here are the five best nuts for diabetes management.