Peanuts, a low-cost option for lowering blood glucose


In Georgia, a recent study found that peanuts are just as good as almonds for lowering blood glucose levels in diabetic patients.

“Research has shown that eating nuts is beneficial for type 2 diabetes,” says Dr. Samara Sterling, director of research for The Peanut Institute. “This new study highlights that people can choose peanuts as a low-cost option to get the same benefits that they would from a more expensive nut like almonds. In fact, the American Diabetes Association considers peanuts a superfood.”

Peanuts are a low-cost option that can help to lower blood glucose if they are consumed daily as part of a balanced diet. That is good news for the 29 million people in the United States suffering from type 2 diabetes. And, with the rising cost of medications to control this condition, it is reassuring to know that eating healthy does not have to be costly too.