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  • Writer's pictureRamesh Hirani

Go Nuts for Diabetes Reversal:The Nutty Secrets Unveiled!

Let's crack open the world of nuts and discover how they can play a fantastic role in diabetes reversal.


But first, have you ever wondered why we use the phrase "Are you nuts?" when someone does something crazy? Well, it's time to unravel the mystery! It turns out that nuts have a rough outer shell, giving them a unique characteristic that perfectly captures that sense of craziness. Who knew?



Now, let's dive into the fascinating world of nuts. Picture a fruit with a hard shell protecting a delicious edible kernel. That's what a nut is! From almonds to pistachios and everything in between, these dry seeds pack a powerful punch when it comes to nutrition. They're not just snacks—they're tiny nutritional powerhouses!

Nuts have a rich and captivating history. They've been mentioned in ancient literature, religious texts, and even the works of Shakespeare. 

Fun fact: Nuts were crucial for early civilisations, kick-starting the agricultural revolution. Thanks to their predictable growth patterns and long storage life, nuts became the ideal crop for our ancestors.



Let's get to the juicy part—the connection between nuts and diabetes. Get ready for a logical explanation! One of the main culprits behind diabetes is insulin resistance. Guess what helps fight insulin resistance? You got it—nuts! These mighty little wonders work their magic by reducing acid and inflammation in our bodies, which are major factors contributing to insulin resistance.


When it comes to diabetes reversal, almonds and walnuts steal the show. They have higher alkalinity compared to other nuts like peanuts, pistachios, cashews, hazelnuts, and brazil nuts. So, if you're looking to reverse the course of diabetes, these two superstars are your go-to heroes!


But wait, there's more! Nuts are packed with nutrients, healthy fats, and protein. They're like a treasure trove of goodness. With high-quality vegetable protein, unsaturated fatty acids, dietary fibre, phytosterols, phenolic compounds, vitamins, and minerals, they're a dream come true for your body. Plus, they can significantly reduce the risk of heart disease, hypertension, cancer, and inflammation. Talk about a wholesome package deal!



Now, here's a fun tip: ever thought of soaking nuts? Yep, it's a game-changer! Nuts contain phytic acid, which can hinder mineral absorption in our gastrointestinal tract. Soaking nuts break down this phytic acid, allowing our bodies to easily absorb those precious minerals. 


Oh, and did we mention that nuts can be hard to digest due to enzyme inhibitors? Soaking them neutralises these enzymes, making digestion a breeze. Just remember to remove the peel from soaked almonds, as it contains tannin that can inhibit nutrient absorption.



When's the best time to enjoy your nutty delights? Evening time! Instead of reaching for an unhealthy snack, munch on some soaked nuts. They work wonders as a hunger suppressant and have a low glycemic index, so you're keeping those blood sugar levels in check.


Now, let's talk quantity. Here's a handy guide:

  •  4-5 soaked almonds and 2 soaked walnuts in a day.  

  •  8 cashew nuts once a week.  

  •  8-10 pistachios every 10 days.  

  •  a handful of 10-15 soaked peanuts twice a week.



Action step: Incorporate nuts into your diet and witness the difference they can make! Pretty nutty, huh?

We hope you found this nutty adventure interesting and informative. We'd love to hear your feedback and suggestions for future topics on diabetes-friendly foods. So drop us a line and share your thoughts!


Stay nutty and keep shining,


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