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A recent study revealed that snacking on almonds may compensate for skipping breakfast.
The study was exclusively conducted on students who miss out on the most important meal of the day that is the breakfast. It is found that these students have better blood sugar levels if they choose to snack on the nuts mid-morning.
A lead author from the University Of California said, “This study, the first among a university student population, shows that for those who skip breakfast, almonds are a good snack choice.”
As per the previous research, almond is rich in healthy fats, protein, vitamin E and magnesium. The nut has been associated with lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, as well as reduced hunger and weight gain.
The research that took place showed that students who munch on almonds have lower blood sugar levels two hours later as well as 34 percent less insulin resistance, than those who eat crackers.
Dr. Ortiz from the University Of California concluded, “Almonds’ effect on several health parameters shows their potential as a smart snack, particularly in this group."
Insulin resistance occurs when a person's cells stop responding to the hormone and is an early sign of diabetes.
Results also proved that almonds become more appealing than crackers to the students when eaten on the daily basis. He said, “Repeated consumption of a nutritious snack is well accepted over a typical refined carbohydrate snack.”
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Author: Akshita Jain
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