According to the study, available in the journal Nutrition Research and Practice, eating walnuts will bring positive changes in metabolic syndrome status by increasing high-density lipoprotein (HDL) or “good” cholesterol and reduces fasting blood sugar levels.
Eating walnuts daily might help to alleviate possible occurrence of diabetes by favorably changing hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) and circulating adiponectin levels.
HbA1c is the process to know average blood sugar levels (Diabetes) of last two to three months period.
The study was conducted in restricted form of limited crossover trial by dividing randomly 119 of Korean male and female adults (aged between 30 to 55 years) with metabolic syndrome into two groups.
Members from first group were instructed to consume 45 grams of walnuts, and the second group was supplied iso-caloric white bread per day for 16 weeks as a snack.
Completion of 16 weeks and of clinical trials, both groups was on Six-week rest period, with normal diet.
After this rest period, white bread and walnut were distributed cross overly to the first group and the second group, respectively, for 16 weeks again.
Along with this, lipid profile, HbA1c, adiponectin, leptin, and apolipoprotein B, as well as anthropometric and bioimpedance data were calculated four times during this study.
This was a perfect study due to its classy intend, like random group designation and intersect trial with general meals period inserted. The study focused on analyzing the effect of walnut consumption on the Health in various indicators of metabolic syndrome, including fasting glucose level, blood lipids, blood pressure, adiponectin and leptin level in the blood.
the increasing rate for the five diagnostic factors; metabolic syndrome, blood pressure, blood sugar levels, cholesterol levels, abdominal fat and triglycerides, was exposed to be 28.6 per cent to 52.8 per cent.
Moreover, 51.2 percent participants with metabolic disease at baseline changed to a normal status after the 16 weeks of walnut consumption, researchers said.
Especially the level of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), fasting sugar, HbA1c, and adiponectin enhanced significantly, researchers said.
“Thus, taking walnuts as snacks, instead of high-carbohydrate snacks, will be a superior choice for the prevention and improvement of metabolic syndrome”.
Walnuts may also inspire the body to weight loss faster. Walnuts contain 2.5 grams ALA per serving, which makes it a rich source of this beneficial fatty acid. … Means eating a handful of walnuts every day might help to weight loss and to maintain a healthy body weight. ALA has also shown to decrease risk of cardiovascular disease and other chronic health conditions.
Walnuts are high in heart-healthy unsaturated fats; also they are unique in high levels of polyunsaturated fats.