International Tree Nut Council Study Shows Potential Benefits in People with Type 2 Diabetes

Davis, CA (PRWEB) June 24, 2014

Findings from a new study (i) published in Nutrition, Metabolism & Cardiovascular Diseases show that the fatty acids in nuts have the potential to help reduce the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) in people with type 2 diabetes.

Researchers from the University of Toronto and St. Michaels Hospital in Toronto, Canada, found that incorporating about two ounces of tree nuts (almonds, Brazils, cashews, hazelnuts, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios, macadamias and walnuts) and peanuts into the diet of people with diabetes, was inversely associated with CHD risk factors and 10-year CHD risk. According to Cyril Kendall, Ph.D., co-investigator of the study, While a number of studies have shown that nuts can help reduce the risk of CHD and diabetes, no research to date has looked at the how nuts alter the fatty acid profile in people with diabetes and how this relates to cardiovascular health.

This study is a secondary analysis of the 2011 nuts and diabetes study (ii) by the same researchers. The original study was a 3-month parallel design with 117 non-insulin dependent adults with diabetes (men and women with a mean age of 62 years) who were all being treated with oral hypoglycemic medications. The subjects were randomized to one of three diets for three months. The first diet included a supplement of 75g (~2

Benefits Of Chocolate, a New Article On Vkool.Com, Gives PeopleTypical Advantages Of Chocolate – V-kool

Seattle, WA (PRWEB) February 12, 2014

The new Benefits Of Chocolate report on the website is divided into two main parts, which cover main types and benefits of chocolate. In the first part, people will discover six types of chocolate, which are unsweetened chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate, sweetened chocolate, bittersweet chocolate, milk chocolate, and white chocolate. These kinds of chocolate might be produced with ordinary cacao beans or specialty cacao beans, or a mixture of these two types. Sweetened chocolate contains high content of cocoa solids and very little milk. Dark chocolate is the most nutritious form of chocolate. Actually, compared with milk chocolate, it includes more than double the amount of heart-healthy flavonoids. In order to enjoy the delicious taste of chocolate and receive the benefits of flavonoids, people should choose a dark-chocolate variety that includes at least 70 percent cocoa, or cacao.

In the second part of the report, the author indicates that dark chocolate consumption might help reduce bad cholesterol levels called LDL. The flavanols in cocoa beans have a biochemical effect of decreasing the risk of heart attack. One of the reasons dark chocolate is particularly heart-healthy is its inflammation-fighting properties, which alleviate cardiovascular risk. Moreover, those people who consume chocolate regularly can protect their skin from ultra violet damage naturally. Besides, consuming high levels of flavonoids, which is found in chocolate, can significantly help protect against diabetes. Additionally, the author reveals that consuming chocolate appropriately can lose weight fast. Dark chocolate can lessen cravings for salty, sweet, and fatty foods. Therefore, people can add dark chocolate to their diet plan without gaining pounds. In addition, in the post, the writer points that chocolate might improve arterial blood flow. Those people who eat flavanol-rich cocoa might see improvements in the flow blood through their arteries. In other words, this report covers many other advantages of chocolate, such as stress alleviation, brain function improvement, vision enhancement, and memory loss prevention. Thanks to the helpful information in the Benefits Of Chocolate report, a lot of readers can improve their understanding about nutrition issues, and make use of chocolate efficiently.

Michael Hoang from the website comments that: The Benefits Of Chocolate post is actually informative that contains all necessary information about chocolate. This information delivered in this report is simple-understand for most people regardless of their age and their gender.

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