DIABETES type 2 symptoms could be controlled by eating peanuts, as they can help to manage blood sugar levels throughout the day, according to research.
- Diabetes symptoms could be reduced by eating peanuts
- Peanuts have a low glycemic content
- Eating peanuts could also reduce risk of developing diabetes
- Peanuts and peanut butter could help to control glucose concentrations
Peanuts, or peanut butter, could help to control blood sugar, and reduce the spike of insulin after eating foods that cause blood sugar to rise quickly, research has claimed.
They have a relatively low glycemic content, meaning it takes slightly longer for the carbohydrates in peanuts to be made into glucose.
Adding peanut butter to morning toast could also reduce the desire to eat more, according to a 2013 Brazil study.
Eating peanuts could also reduce the risk of developing diabetes, it was revealed.
“Inclusion of peanut butter, and probably whole peanuts without skin, to breakfast may help to moderate glucose concentrations.”
Peanuts also contain high amounts of magnesium, which maintain blood sugar, studies have revealed.
A single serving of peanuts contained about 12 per cent of the daily recommended magnesium intake.
A US study claimed eating peanuts regularly lowered the risk of cardiovascular disease in diabetes patients.
It could also help to lower blood pressure – a common complication in diabetes patients.
Diabetes is a condition that causes blood sugar levels to become too high.
Symptoms of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes include having an unquenchable thirst, feeling very tired, passing more urine than normal and unintentional weight loss.
There are about 4.5 million people living with diabetes in the UK.
About 1.1 million people in the UK have undiagnosed diabetes, according to Diabetes UK.
Meanwhile, diabetes could be prevented by having an enterovirus vaccine jab, it was revealed this month.
Type 1 diabetes may be preventable by targeting enteroviruses – viruses that often only cause flu-symptoms, a study revealed.