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Eat A Small Amount Of Peanut Butter Daily


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Peanut butter is a good treat for diabetics. The Harvard School of Public Health researchers found that consuming one tablespoon of peanut butter or 28g of peanuts or other nuts five or more times a week is associated with a 20-30 per cent reduced risk of developing diabetes.Nuts also contain fibre and magnesium which decrease insulin resistance and have been inversely associated with risk of type 2 diabetes. Peanuts have more plant protein than any other nut.

- Submitted by SUNSHINE6442 5/27/2011 in Living With Diabetes | 12 Comments
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MICHELE142 6/9/2011 7:58:00 AM

    This is a secret I can remember to use. Thanks for reminder.
PYNETREE 6/9/2011 7:51:00 PM

    A great tip...and easy to do! I like mine as a bedtime snack on apple slices. emoticon
CLARA48 7/14/2011 8:18:00 AM

    If you like your peanut butter on a spoon as I do, be careful. It can be a choking hazard. A teacher here choked to death last year eating his peanut butter like that.
WITCHYWOMAN45 7/14/2011 8:10:00 PM

    It looks like my peanut butter and banana smoothie is on the menu more often now! emoticon
AZURE-SKY 7/14/2011 1:03:00 PM

    My favorite afternoon snack is a sliced apple with peanut butter. Melt the peanut butter in the microwave until it's the consistency of a dip 60-90 seconds, depending on how much peanut butter you're having. I use 1 or 2 TBSP depending on what else I ate that day.
NINAB4REAL 7/14/2011 10:29:00 AM

GLORYFB80 7/14/2011 6:30:00 AM

    Great tip! My husband has diabetes and I'm pre-diabetic but I eat a spoon of p'nut butter daily! I didn't realize it would help me with that!
Thank you/1
SPRINGOKC 6/22/2011 1:49:00 PM

    I know nuts are good for one, but peanuts are not really nuts. I still use it as a long acting filling food for overnight hypoglycemia prevention, but have been wondering about the other health benefits.
GWENETHR 6/9/2011 8:46:00 PM

    I do enjoy peanut butter as a late light snack with a few whole wheat crackers
LARRY31838 6/2/2011 12:04:00 PM

    My son attended an alternative highschool. They fed them peanut butter every morning. They assumed teenagers slept in and missed breakfast. emoticon
JAMBUTTER 5/27/2011 11:01:00 AM

    A variety of mixed nuts do wonders for your health.
MEADSBAY 5/27/2011 10:16:00 AM

    Years ago I quit WW because they told me I couldn't have any peanut butter.

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