The levels of fat and sugar in the blood after meals are a highly predictive risk factor for the development of cardiovascular diseases.
The average levels of fat and sugar in the blood after meals are more important than those measured with analysis (fasting).
In fact, normally we now spend more time in a state of nutrition (eating and assimilating) rather than in a state of fasting.
What does this mean?
It means that those 3 meals a day make the difference in determining health problems, or better health. It all depends on what you eat in those meals ...
GLYCEMIA AND INSULIN
Excessive stimulation of blood glucose and insulin produces a cascade of inflammatory and oxidative events that promote the development of numerous diseases and premature aging.
The increase in blood sugar is caused by the intake of high glycemic index carbohydrates, as is the increase in insulin production, which has been found to be greater when carbohydrates are taken in combination with animal proteins and fats.
Is there anything you can immediately do to improve this situation easily?
... Yes, that's right
ALMONDS AGAINST GLYCEMIA
Le almonds help reduce blood sugar levels (blood sugar) after meals.
The addition of some almonds during the meal has been shown to normalize the post-prandial glycemic curve very effectively.
This interrupts - or at least greatly reduces - the effects of a meal which in itself would not be exactly virtuous.
Adding a little almonds to a meal helps reduce its glycemic, insulinemic and oxidative impact, thus helping to make it healthier every time in a simple and immediate way.
OTHER HYPOGLYCEMIZING FOODS
However, there are also other categories of foods that contribute in an excellent way to reducing blood glucose and insulin levels with every meal and are ...
- In general, unprocessed foods (natural and wholemeal)
- Foods naturally rich in fiber
- Plant foods (vegetables and fruit)
- Whole grains
- Oil seeds
BUT THE WALNUTS MAKE GREASES?
By now you have understood that nuts, almonds, and in general all oilseeds they have different health benefits, but an overwhelming and terrifying question still runs through your head ...
"But walnuts are very caloric, won't they make me fat?"
We can answer this question in order to eliminate any doubt once and for all.
We can do this based on the evidence instead of on the old Pavlovian reflex "calorie foods = I become obese".
In fact, not all calories are born equal.
So let's see what the studies that have already answered this atavistic question say.
Does the consumption of nuts lead to the accumulation of body fat?
Answer: there is no effect of greater accumulation of body fat, either abdominal, or on the Body Mass Index in "serial" nut consumers.
Therefore, those who eat walnuts daily (30-50 grams a day) do not gain more weight than those who do not consume them.
As it is defined in one of the studies I report at the bottom of this post, the idea that the consumption of nuts leads to a greater accumulation of body fat is simply a MISUSE.
NUTS TAKE YOU LIFE
Not only that ... in addition to not getting fat, those who eat daily (or at least weekly) risk less in terms of "progress diseases".
Walnuts are now known for their super healthy contribution because they counteract the development of numerous chronic degenerative diseases such as:
- Cardiovascular diseases
- Type II diabetes
- Tumor diseases
But besides preventing the development of many important killers of our time, do walnuts really help to lengthen life (as tradition teaches) or is it just another false myth?
Answer: studies show that it is true that walnuts extend the life of those who consume them regularly compared to those who do not consume them.
So, yes, nuts extend life.
One of the studies on the potential of longevity of nuts says:
"The frequency of nut consumption was inversely associated with total and cause-specific mortality, independently of other predictors of death."
I mean, "The frequency of consumption of nuts is inversely proportional to the total mortality and to the mortality caused by specific causes, regardless of other risk factors for mortality".
In other words…
More nuts consumed regularly and less risk of death.
That is, walnuts are related to longevity in health - and They are NOT fattening.
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