But he warned: “It’s important to note that nuts are high in calories, so it’s best to consume them in moderation.”
What does research say?
One study, published in Oncotarget journal in 2018, found that nuts had both anti-inflammatory and blood sugar controlling properties.
Following the analysis of data of more than 16,000 patients it concluded: “The low glycaemic and anti-inflammatory effects of nuts may provide a reason for the inclusion of nuts in diets aimed at reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes, impaired glucose metabolism and cardiovascular disease, substituting high glucose index carbohydrates and thus favourably affecting individual metabolism.
“Furthermore, it may be beneficial to advise people with any non-communicable diseases to consume nuts instead of carbohydrates as part of their daily diet to reduce the acute, post-prandial glycaemic impact of the meal.