Welcome to official Dragon Pharma website, visitor!

Walnuts Lower Insulin Levels

Healthcare Research August 13, 2018

Walnuts

Hyperinsulinemia or high blood insulin levels affects many disorders. Some of these diseases are metabolic syndrome (a disease characterized by hypertension, abnormal blood cholesterol, obesity, and insulin resistance), polycycstic ovary syndrome (a disorder in which the ovaries are enlarged and contain many fluid-filled sacs/cysts), obesity, (accumulation of excess body fat), insulinoma (tumor in the pancreas), and excessive insulin use, (in type 1 – where the pancreas do not produce insulin so insulin has to be injected, or in type 2 diabetes where the pancreas continues to manufacture insulin, sometimes at higher than normal levels).

Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreatic beta cells. It’s functions are to:

  • counter the combined actions of hyperglycemic hormones: glucagon, epinephrine/adrenaline, cortisol, adrenocorticohormone/ACTH, growth hormone, and thyroxine – hormones that increase blood sugar levels.
  • maintain low blood glucose levels thereby regulating glucose metabolism
  • stimulate lipogenesis (fat synthesis)
  • reduce lipolysis (fat breakdown)
  • increase amino acid transport into cells
  • modulate the transcription of numerous genes altering the cell content of many mRNAs
  • stimulate growth, DNA synthesis and cell replication; effects that it holds in common with insulin-like growth factors (IGF) and relaxin- an insulin-like hormone.

Insulin is a vital hormone. However, because of its effects on blood sugar concentration, too much can be dangerous, especially to organs that depends on glucose for its primary fuel source like the central nervous system. Free fatty acids cannot cross the brain-blood barrier although the brain can use ketones.Uncontrolled low blood sugar caused by hyperinsulinemia can lead to seizures, mental retardation, and permanent brain damage. The normal fasting blood insulin level range is 5-20 mcU/ml (mcU/ml means microunit per milliliter). Tappell and colleagues found that eating 30 grams (1/4 cup) of walnuts per day can favourably change the fasting insulin levels of overweight type 2 diabetics. To conduct the study, they recruited 50 overweight adults with type 2 diabetes aged 54 -58 yrs. None were on insulin injections. Participants were instructed to a low fat diet (about 2,000 calories with 30% fat) for one year. The subjects were divided into 2 groups; a control group and a “walnut” group – those who consumed 30 g of walnuts per day.

Results: The “walnut group showed significantly greater lower fasting levels of insulin than the control group, during the first three months. Both groups showed a 1-2 kg loss on the diet, and lower levels of serum triglyceride (the storage form of fat in the body). The researchers concluded that dietary fats can be manipulated with whole foods like walnuts to produce reductions in fasting insulin levels, and its salutary effects on insulin is attributed to walnuts’ polyunsaturated fat content (omega-3 fatty acid). Their investigation was published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Origin, Geographic, and Nutritional Content of Walnuts

Black Walnut (Juglans nigra) or Eastern Black Walnut or American Walnut is a native of the deciduous forests of the eastern United States and Ontario, Canada. It is a large tree that may grow up to 125 feet, and live over 100 years. The walnut fruit is a drupe-like furrowed nut encased in a thick yellowish-green husk. A drupe is a fruit in which an outer fleshy part (or skin) surrounds a shell (the pit of stone). The meat is edible, sweet, oily and high in protein.

One quarter cup (30 g) of walnuts contains:

  • Calories: 163 calories
  • Omega 3 fatty acid: 2.27 g
  • Omega 6 fatty acid:
  • Protein: 3.81 g
  • Carbohydrates: 3.4 g
  • Total Fat: 16.30 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.53 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1.53 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 12 g
  • Vitamin A: 10.25 International Units (IUs)
  • Vitamin B1/Thiamin: 0.09 mg
  • Vitamin B2/Riboflavin: 0.04 mg
  • Vitamin B3/Niacin: 1/23 mg
  • Vitamin B6: 0.13 mg
  • Biotin: 4.75 mcg (micrograms)
  • Folate: 24.50 mcg
  • Vitamin E: 1.10 IUs
  • Vitamin K: 0.68 mcg
  • Pantothenic Acid: 0.14 mg
  • Calcium: 26 mg
  • Copper: 0.40 mg
  • Iodine: 2.25 mg
  • Iron: 0.73 mg
  • Magnesium: 40 mg
  • Phosphorus: 87 mg
  • Potassium: 110 mg
  • Selenium: 1.15 mcg
  • Sodium: 0.50 mg
  • Zinc: 0.77 mg

References

Tappell LC et al. “Long-term effects of increased dietary polyunsaturated fatty acid fats from walnuts on metabolic parameters in type 2 diabetes” European J of Clinical Nutrition 2009;63:1008-1015

Kasim-Karakas S. Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Insulin Resistance CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL 2000

Storlien LH et al. “Dietary Composition and Insulin Action in Animal Models” British J Nutrition 2000;83(Supp 1): S85-S90

National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the National Institute of Health (NIH) Medical Encyclopedia

Whitney EN & Rolfes SR Understanding Nutrition, Ninth Edition Wadsworth, CA 2002

562 total views, 0 today

  • Diabetes May Increase Alzheimer

    Study Finds Diabetes May Increase Alzheimer's Risk

    by on June 17, 2019 - 0 Comments

    A recent medical study examined the direct relation between diabetes and the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. The findings, published by the American Academy of Neurology in the August 2010 issue of Neurology, suggest a clear connection between type 2 diabetes and increased risks for developing brain plaques associated with dementia and Alzheimer’s. Autopsies Reveal Insulin-Alzheimer’s […]

  • Health Care Information

    Is The Information Accurate?

    by on September 9, 2018 - 0 Comments

    Make Sure Your Health Care Information is Current and Relevant This increase is likely in response to the trend in health care to make the patient more responsible for his own health status and outcomes. In order to accomplish this, people need information. Information is readily available on the Internet. Physicians and other health care […]

  • Reiki

    Reiki in Complimentary Medicine

    by on September 6, 2018 - 0 Comments

    Reiki is now being practiced in several hospitals in the US Reiki is a simple hands-on healing modality that is becoming very popular in the world. Increasingly, reiki is getting more attention from medical practitioners and several hospitals in the US have now incorporated reiki in their programs. The term reiki is a combination of […]

  • Krill Oil

    Krill Oil: A Wonder Pill? Possibly

    by on June 14, 2019 - 0 Comments

    Krill Oil. What the heck is a krill, you might ask? It is a tiny shrimp-like animal that lives with billions of friends and relatives in the Antarctic Sea. It contains omega-3 fatty acids like other fish used in fish oils. However, the makers of krill oil pills claim their products are far superior to […]

  • Pain Control

    What is Pain Control?

    by on August 31, 2018 - 0 Comments

    Addiction is not always the outcome Often physicians are not well educated in pain management and/or struggle with beliefs that using narcotics will cause addiction problems for most patients. The Myth of Addiction In fact, if your body requires the pain medication, there is little evidence that addiction will result from using medications as prescribed. […]

Popular

  • Diabetes May Increase Alzheimer

    Study Finds Diabetes May Increase Alzhei...

    by on June 17, 2019 - Comments Off on Study Finds Diabetes May Increase Alzheimer’s Risk

    A recent medical study examined the direct relation between diabetes and the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. The findings, published by the American Academy of Neurology in the August 2010 issue of Neurology, suggest a clear connection between type 2 diabetes and increased risks for developing brain plaques associated with dementia and Alzheimer’s. Autopsies Reveal Insulin-Alzheimer’s […]

  • Krill Oil

    Krill Oil: A Wonder Pill? Possibly

    by on June 14, 2019 - Comments Off on Krill Oil: A Wonder Pill? Possibly

    Krill Oil. What the heck is a krill, you might ask? It is a tiny shrimp-like animal that lives with billions of friends and relatives in the Antarctic Sea. It contains omega-3 fatty acids like other fish used in fish oils. However, the makers of krill oil pills claim their products are far superior to […]

  • Taiwanese Health Care

    Taiwanese Health Care

    by on June 11, 2019 - Comments Off on Taiwanese Health Care

    In the early to mid 1990s, three rich, democratic nations looked to overhaul their health care systems to provide insurance coverage to all of its citizens. As America’s 1993 health care reform led by the Clinton administration ended in political defeat, Switzerland and Taiwan successfully reformed their health care systems to cover every citizen in […]

  • Health Care Information

    Is The Information Accurate?

    by on September 9, 2018 - Comments Off on Is The Information Accurate?

    Make Sure Your Health Care Information is Current and Relevant This increase is likely in response to the trend in health care to make the patient more responsible for his own health status and outcomes. In order to accomplish this, people need information. Information is readily available on the Internet. Physicians and other health care […]

  • Reiki

    Reiki in Complimentary Medicine

    by on September 6, 2018 - Comments Off on Reiki in Complimentary Medicine

    Reiki is now being practiced in several hospitals in the US Reiki is a simple hands-on healing modality that is becoming very popular in the world. Increasingly, reiki is getting more attention from medical practitioners and several hospitals in the US have now incorporated reiki in their programs. The term reiki is a combination of […]

Comments

Our Store Online

authentic dragon steroids

Official Suppliers

buy steroids usa dragon pharma anabolics anabolic-steroids.biz supplier buy-steroids.biz supplier bodypharm.biz supplier roidsmall.net supplier rxsteroids.net supplier roidspharm.com supplier 1steroids.net supplier legit steroid suppliers