via my Meatout Mondays email newsletter:
Eating cashews may improve the body's response to insulin, researchers in Canada and Cameroon reveal. The study, published in the journal Molecular Nutrition & Food Research, analyzed the health benefits of cashew tree products – including leaves, bark and nuts. Cashew tree products have long been alleged to be effective anti-inflammatory agents, as well as having the ability to counter high-blood sugar and prevent insulant resistance in diabetics.
Researchers found that cashew nut extract significantly stimulated blood-sugar absorption by muscle cells. "Extracts of other plant parts had no such effect, indicating that cashew seed extract likely contains active compounds, which can have potential anti-diabetic properties," explained senior author Pierre Haddad.
To read the full article, visit http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2010/07/15/Cashews-may-help-those-with-diabetes/UPI-40541279249577/