Diabetes Super Snack: Pistachio Nuts

If you have diabetes, or are at risk for it, you might want to include pistachio nuts on your grocery list. This nut is not only a tasty treat, but recent research sheds light on some of the health benefits of eating pistachios.

Health Benefits of Pistachio Nuts

Among nuts, pistachios are lowest in calories, but highest in potassium and vitamin K. They're also chock-full of B-6, thiamine and phosphorus.

Pistachios are full of healthy fat, protein and fiber-- a great combination for those seeking to stabilize their blood sugar. This combination helps the body absorb sugar more slowly. They helps keep you fuller, longer, which plays a role in weight loss.

Good News for Pre-Diabetics

A study published in "Diabetes Care" suggests that pre-diabetics can especially benefit from snacking on pistachios... The nut has some properties that work in the metabolism to help reverse some of the indicators of pre-diabetes.

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