Managing your allergy fact sheets

Tree nuts are a delicious, nutrient-dense whole food, which can be an important part of a healthy diet. However, for people allergic to tree nuts, completely avoiding tree nuts is the only way to manage your allergy as, currently, there is no cure. To safely manage your allergy, it’s important to recognise tree nuts in … Continue reading Managing your allergy fact sheets

Allergy research

The body of evidence about nuts and allergies continues to grow, with new local and international research papers regularly published. Key studies: systematic literature reviews and meta-analyses Oral immunotherapy for peanut allergy (PACE): a systematic review and meta-analysis of efficacy and safety. (2019). A recent systematic review and meta-analysis shows that it may increase allergic … Continue reading Allergy research

Common nut myths

Here we take a look at some of the most common questions and answers about nuts and bust some of those myths.  Should you avoid nuts if you’re trying to lose weight? No, you don’t need to avoid nuts if you’re trying to lose weight. Eating a handful of nuts (30g) each day can actually … Continue reading Common nut myths

When should nuts be introduced into an infant’s diet?

The Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy Limited (ASCIA) was established in 1990 as the peak professional body of clinical immunology and allergy in Australia and New Zealand. The ASCIA infant feeding guidelines [1] recommend introducing foods according to what the family usually eats, regardless of whether the food is considered to be a … Continue reading When should nuts be introduced into an infant’s diet?

Nuts and health – what are their benefits and what makes them so healthy

Health authorities around the world recommend eating more plant foods for good health: good for the body and for the environment. Nuts are like nature’s own vitamin supplement – a small package containing a combination of at least 28 different essential nutrients. Regularly eating nuts has been shown to contribute to heart health, reduce overall … Continue reading Nuts and health – what are their benefits and what makes them so healthy

Nuts – A summary of their health effects

The health benefits of nuts have been established from decades of research. Evidence consistently shows that regular nut consumption is associated with good health. Being nutrient powerhouses packed with essential nutrients and bioactive substances, it’s no wonder that nuts are emerging as one of the most relevant foods for optimal health.

Nuts and allergy

Tree nut and peanut allergies are relatively common and there is evidence that they are increasing. Although botanically unrelated, tree nut and peanut allergies commonly co-exist. Reactions to tree nuts, similar to peanuts, can be life-threatening and may occur with very small doses. The allergic response involves the release of histamine and other inflammatory markers … Continue reading Nuts and allergy

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