magnesium. Studies show that a low level of magnesium intake is associated with an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
“Also, there’s evidence that almonds can help manage blood sugar levels and reduce heart disease,” says Brown, a spokesperson for the American Association of Diabetes Educators. “In a recent study, when adults with type 2 diabetes followed an almond rich diet for 24 weeks, they experienced a significant decrease in HbA1C, waist size, triglycerides, and LDL cholesterol.”
Cashews are higher in calories compared to other nuts, but they still provide benefits for people with diabetes. Toby Smithson, MS, RDN, LD, CDE, Diabetes Lifestyle Expert and vlogger at DiabetesEveryDay says “even though cashews are higher in calories and lower in fiber per serving than other nuts, they contain heart-healthy vitamins such as potassium, vitamin E, B6, and folic acid.