Nuts, peanuts and peanut butter can cut diabetes risk by 2%. Eating a handful of nuts or peanuts or one tablespoon of peanut butter five times a week protects against adult-onset diabetes. These foods are high in unsaturated fat, fiber and magnesium, which helps improve insulin sensitivity and glucose metabolism and lower cholesterol levels. Read labels carefully, and use these foods as only one part of a well-balanced diet.

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