[PHNUTR-L] Eating Almonds Attenuates Postprandial Glycemia in a
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Eating Almonds Attenuates Postprandial Glycemia in a Dose-Dependent Manner
Reference: "Almonds and postprandial glycemia--a dose-response study,"
Josse AR, Kendall CW, et al, Metabolism, 2007; 56(3): 400-4. (Address:
Clinical Nutrition and Risk Factor Modification Center, St Michael's
Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5C 2T2. E-Mail:
Cyril.kendall at utoronto.ca ).
Summary: In a dose-response study involving 9 healthy volunteers (2
women, 7 men, mean BMI: 22.9 kg/m2, mean age: 27.8 years), results
indicate that consumption of almonds may exert a beneficial effect on
the postprandial blood glucose response to a carbohydrate meal. The
participants were randomized in a crossover design to 3 test meals and 2
white bread control meals (no almonds), each on separate days - test
meal 1): 50 g of available carbohydrate from white bread + 30 g almonds;
test meal 2): 50 g of available carbohydrate from white bread + 60 g
almonds; test meal 3): 50 g of available carbohydrate from white bread +
90 g almonds. The participants were fed the meals after a 10-12 hour
overnight fast. Glycemic index of the composite meal was found to
progressively reduce in a dose-dependent manner for the 30 g almond, 60
g almond and 90 g almond test meals. Thus, the authors of this study
conclude, "… in addition to lowering serum cholesterol levels, almonds
may also reduce th e glycemic impact of carbohydrate foods with which
they are eaten."
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