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How can eating nuts affect the risk of diabetes?

When you're looking for something to nosh on, refuel with a handful of nuts. The healthful fats in nuts can whack diabetes risk 21%. A little lean protein or some healthful fats helps your body absorb and use blood sugar more effectively. Since nuts have lots of calories (14 walnut halves have 185), either stick with a small handful or buy them prechopped. Try sprinkling them on salads, squash, asparagus, oatmeal and yogurt.

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