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

Pecans

Like all tree nuts, pecans are packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytochemicals beneficial to health. Regularly eating nuts has been shown to contribute to heart health, reduce overall mortality and the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, assist with weight management, reduce the risk of cancer, improve sperm quality, reduce depression and overall promote … Continue reading Pecans

Pine nuts

Like all tree nuts, pine nuts are packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytochemicals beneficial to health. Regularly eating nuts has been shown to contribute to heart health, reduce overall mortality and the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, assist with weight management, reduce the risk of cancer, improve sperm quality, reduce depression and overall … Continue reading Pine nuts

Pistachios

Like all tree nuts, pistachios are packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytochemicals beneficial to health. Regularly eating nuts has been shown to contribute to heart health, reduce overall mortality and the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, assist with weight management, reduce the risk of cancer, improve sperm quality, reduce depression and overall promote … Continue reading Pistachios

Walnuts

Like all tree nuts, walnuts are packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytochemicals beneficial to health. Regularly eating nuts has been shown to contribute to heart health, reduce overall mortality and the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, assist with weight management, reduce the risk of cancer, improve sperm quality, reduce depression and overall promote … Continue reading Walnuts

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.

Are nuts fatty?

Yes, all nuts (with the exception of chestnuts) are ‘fatty’. At least half of the all the nutrients in nuts is actually fat.Nuts are a good source of the healthy or good fats – polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats, with much lower proportions of the bad – saturated fats and virtually no trans fats. The fat … Continue reading Are nuts fatty?

Are nuts energy dense?

Yes, nuts are considered an energy-dense food. Energy density is determined by the proportion of protein, fat, carbohydrates, fibre, alcohol and water in the food. Foods that are high in fat can be particularly energy-dense. This is because fat contains the most calories per gram, compared to protein, carbohydrate and alcohol. So, given nuts contain … Continue reading Are nuts energy dense?

Do nuts contain gluten?

No. Raw and roasted nuts do not contain gluten, and so can safely be enjoyed by those who have coeliac disease or those who are gluten intolerant. Raw and roasted nuts are gluten free provided they don’t have any other flavourings added. Always check the ingredients list for any gluten containing additives such as thickeners … Continue reading Do nuts contain gluten?

Almonds

Like all tree nuts, almonds are packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytochemicals beneficial to health. Regularly eating nuts has been shown to contribute to heart health, reduce overall mortality and the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, assist with weight management, reduce the risk of cancer, improve sperm quality, reduce depression and overall promote … Continue reading Almonds

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