Eating Walnuts May Slash Risk of Type 2 Diabetes


BY ENDURANCE NEWS STAFF

For 31 years, we have beenadvocating a diet rich in whole,unprocessed, organic, and local(when possible) foods as the keyto feeling your best, improvingyour performance, and slowingage-related decline. In everyinstance, these suggestions checkout. Today we'd like to reviewthe science and thought behindsome fascinating studies outliningthe health benefits of one of ourfavorite nuts - the walnut - andexplain how to best put thisscience to work for you.

First, let us recall our 2012coverage on walnuts (EnduranceNews #78), which followedDr. Paul Davis' findings thatwalnut consumption slowed therate of progression in prostatecancer. One of the top causes ofpremature death in men in theUS, prostate cancer exists athigher rates among male cyclists.Thus, this topic holds a specialplace for us here at Hammer.Beyond formulating PSA Caps,a potent prostate supportsupplement to help combat thisissue, we are keen to learn, apply,and share all known dietaryinterventions.

This study showed that thehigh levels of polyphenols inwalnuts were responsible forthis anti-carcinogenic impact.Additionally, the bountifulsupply of magnesium (arguablythe most commonly deficientmineral in modern mankind,and one everyone should besupplementing), gammatocopherol(a member of thevitamin E family, also featuredin our AO Booster supplement),and omega-3 fatty acids (mostabundant in fish, and a wiseproduct to supplement with - seeEndurOmega) rounded out theincredible health-supportingproperties of this deliciousnut. Together, these featuresneutralize free radicals andreduce inflammation - a perfectone-two punch for minimizingcancer risk. Recent findingssuggest they do even more.

Flash forward to 2018, and we'reexcited to report that a Universityof California, Los Angeles, studyhas shown that three tablespoonsof walnuts daily is associatedwith a 47% lower prevalence oftype 2 diabetes. In this study,researchers reviewed data andinterviewed over 34,000 adults ofall ages and backgrounds. Theyfound that regardless of age,gender, race, education, bodymass index, and physical activitylevels, those who regularlyconsumed walnuts had a lowerprevalence of type 2 diabetes thanthose who did not.

Head researcher, Dr. LenoreArab, states, These findingsprovide more evidence for foodbasedguidance to help reducethe risk for diabetes. The strongconnection we see in this studybetween walnut consumersand lower prevalence of type 2diabetes is additional justificationfor including walnuts in the diet.

Indeed, based on our threedecades of following food-basedguidance for addressing allmanner of health concerns - from reducing risk of cancer topreventing diabetes - we canconfidently state that Dr. Arab'sapproach is a wise one. And ofcourse, walnuts are just one of thedelicious foods that you shouldseek out that will contribute tohealth and longevity. Followalong our ongoing reportingas we continue toshare the best wholefood solutions formodern ailments,and the potentsupplements whichaccompany andmaximize their impacts.

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