There is one thing we know for sure: If you suffer from type 2 diabetes or non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), you absolutely must cut down on fat in your diet!
Or not, actually, according to a new study published in the journal Nutrients.
This study reveals a specific fatty food that drastically reduces liver fat and improves all markers of type 2 diabetes.
The study, conducted in collaboration with the National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition “Salvador Zubiran,” Mexico, focused on the effect of whole pecans or a pecan polyphenol extract on mice fed a high-fat diet. The study lasted for 18 weeks.
The mice were divided into several groups and fed the following diets:
1. A control diet containing 7% fat.
2. A high-fat diet containing 23% fat.
3. A high-fat diet containing 30% whole pecans.
4. A high-fat diet supplemented with 3.6 or six mg/g (milligrams per gram of bodyweight) of pecan polyphenol extract.
Compared to the high-fat diet alone, supplementation with the two types of pecans showed significant benefits.
1. A 44% reduction in fat mass.
2. A 40% reduction of cholesterol.
3. A 74% decrease in insulin.
4. A 91% decline in insulin resistance.
5. A 37% improvement in glucose tolerance.
6. A 27% improvement in oxygen consumption.
7. Increased burning of fat tissue.
8. A drastic decrease in liver fat storage.
This shows that pecans are remarkably healthy, especially to combat obesity, fatty liver disease, and diabetes.
So, how many pecans should you eat per day to enjoy these effects?
After adjusting for differences in body weight between humans and mice, the recommended amount comes to a minimum of 22 whole pecans or 12.6 grams of pecan flour per day.
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