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Diabetic? Forget pills, pop almonds

July 20, 2011

Evamor is not endorsing forgoing medical advice and proper medication by promoting a link to this article. Evamor would like you to know however that almonds are a naturally and extraordinarily alkaline food. Just saying.

From the Times of India online:

As India grapples with a major public health problem, being home to an estimated 50.8 million diabetic population, the largest in the world, experts say “consuming a few almonds daily can help combat the lifestyle disease.”

“Eating almonds has a positive effect on reducing low density cholesterol and also improves insulin sensitivity; so it does help in pushing diabetes away,” says Ritesh Gupta, head of clinical operation at Fortis C-Doc Hospital.

“It is a healthy source of fibre, protein and calories and has been found to have a positive effect in reducing bad cholesterol and improved insulin sensitivity,” Gupta told.

Diabetes is caused when there is deficiency of insulin hormone, which controls blood sugar level. Its symptoms include fatigue, excessive thirst and frequent urination.

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