This morning i bought groundnuts and someone that is diabetics asked me to give her, so i did. I now decided to ask from google whether eating groundnut is good for diabetic. Though, the answer i found do not mention groundnut specifically but it says the overall effects of nuts as a whole on diabetes and other sickness.
The article says diabetics can eat any kind of
nuts as long as they
eat it in moderation and balance
it with healthy choices because nuts
have general health benefits which diabetics also can benefit from.
3 REASONS WHY NUTS MIGHT BE HEALTHY FOR DIABETES
1. One of the reasons why groundnut and nuts are good for diabetes is that it helps to lower cholesterol.
High cholesterol levels is detrimental to our health as it can
contribute to the risk of heart
disease. However, the unsaturated fats in nuts help lower low-density
lipoprotein, the "bad" cholesterol while raising the levels
of high-density lipoprotein, the
"good" form of cholesterol.
Another reason nut helps to lower cholesterol is that it is highly rich in
fiber and plant
sterols. It was even
that eating 30
grams of walnuts daily over a long period like 6-
month period could help people with type 2 diabetes because it could reduce LDL by 10
percent and raised HDL levels by a good percentage.
2. The number two reason why nuts might be good for diabetes is that nuts help to lower glycemic
index of foods.
The glycemic index is a
measurement of how fast your
body absorbs certain
carbohydrates. Foods with higher glycemic
index is harmful for
diabetics because they will be absorbed fastly by the body and faster absorption
raises blood glucose levels more
People with diabetes who eat nuts along
with foods with a high-glycemic
index such as pasta could slow their absorption
of carbohydrate and thus stabilizing their blood glucose levels because adding almonds to white bread
lowered the glycemic index in a research conducted on non-diabetics.
3. The third reason nuts might be good for diabetes is that nuts help to reduce the risk of heart
Since diabetics have double or higher
the risk developing heart disease
than people without diabetes, eating in MODERATION foods such as almonds and
walnuts which are high in
vitamin E can slow plaque
development that leads to
atherosclerosis. Also walnuts are rich in Omega-3 fatty
acids, which help to
reduce the risk of developing
irregular heartbeats and heart attack. Other nuts such as almonds,
macadamia nuts, hazelnuts and
pecans also have
Another reason nuts are good for the heart is that they contain L-
arginine, an amino acid found in
nuts, which make artery walls more
flexible, thus preventing
blood clotting and ensure smooth flow of blood to the
Nuts which groundnut is among is good for everybody including diabetics. However, it should be taken in moderation or daily right proportion especially for diabetes patients.