Walnuts are the most widely found tree nuts in the world and are a favorite in many pastry dishes. But when consumed raw, walnuts contain an ingredient that diabetics can benefit from. The polyunsaturated fat alpha-linolenic acid is a component found in walnuts that has been shown to help lower inflammation the body. That however isn’t the only beneficial compound present in walnuts, phytochemical like L-arginine, fibre, vitamin E, omega-3s among others are also found in walnuts. Those ingredients make them powerfully antioxidant, anti-cancer, helps to lower cholesterol and can help the progression of heart disease and diabetes.