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Nuts, Diabetes Management,
and Big Pharma?

Nuts Are Really Good For You!
Adding a handful of nuts to your daily diet is a good way of managing fasting blood sugar levels says a study in the March 2019 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition:
Nuts also greatly decrease fasting insulin levels and insulin resistance. This is the body's way of preventing insulin from helping sugar into the cells where it is needed for normal energy production.
Health Canada Has Set Acceptable Blood Sugar Levels Too High
In this article however, one of the main reasons why so many people (upwards of 50%! of us) will be diagnosed with diabetes in our lifetime is that Health Canada states an actual diagnosis of diabetes doesn't happen until sugar levels are 7.0 mmol/L or higher! This is WAY too high!!
In fact, according to Mosby's Canadian Manual of Diagnostics and Laboratory Tests, acceptable levels of blood sugar are 4 to 6 mmol/L. In nutrition school, we are...
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