If you have Type 2 Diabetes, you're likely aware that tight control of your blood sugar is crucial for preventing complications. However, a new study has found that this may not be enough to prevent cardiovascular disease (CVD). The good news is that there's hope in the form of a simple and delicious food - almonds!
But first, let's talk about what a systematic review and meta-analysis is. This type of study looks at all the available research on a specific topic and combines the results to get a more accurate picture of what's going on. In this case, the researchers were interested in finding out if almonds could improve cardiometabolic health in Type 2 Diabetes patients.
The study included 9 randomized controlled trials and found that almond intake resulted in a significant reduction in low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) compared to the control group. The effect was strongest in people who consumed more than 50g of almonds per day and had a baseline LDL-C level of less than 130mg/dL. However, the study found no significant effect on other cardiometabolic outcomes like total cholesterol, triglycerides, weight, and blood pressure.
While more research is needed, these results suggest that almonds could be a simple and tasty way to help improve heart health in Type 2 Diabetes patients. So, why not add some to your diet today? And if you're looking for a convenient and healthy snack, consider trying an Energy Pod. Energy Pods are compact, shelf-stable, and packed with nutritious ingredients like artisan cocoa, almonds, and MCTs, with no added sugar. They're also sweetened with erythitol and provide 10 grams of protein per serving - all in a convenient 2oz cup with a compostable spoon!
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