Health Field: Diabetes
Research shows that nuts play an important role in preventing type 2 diabetes , managing existing diabetes , and preventing or reducing the progression of diabetes-related complications .Eating just one handful of nuts four times a week is associated with a 13% reduced risk of developing diabetes , and nuts can improve blood glucose levels … Continue reading Nuts and diabetes
Prof Joan Sabate from Loma Linda University US visited Australia in March 2013 and Nuts for Life asked him a series of questions about the health benefits of nuts.
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
Nuts help with insulin resistance by reducing the rise in blood glucose, reducing inflammation and helping to maintain a healthy weight. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas in response to eating carbohydrate foods. Once carbohydrate rich foods are digested and absorbed into the blood stream as glucose – the simplest carbohydrate – insulin … Continue reading What effect do nuts have on insulin resistance?
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
Key points The first population study to show an association between nuts and diabetes risk was the Nurses’ Health Study . In the cohort of nearly 84,000 women, both total nut intake and peanut butter intake were associated with a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes, with a 27% and 21% lower risk, respectively, when … Continue reading Nuts and diabetes
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.
Only chestnuts and cashews have a glycaemic index (GI) rating, as these are the only two nuts that contain enough carbohydrate to be GI tested. Chestnuts have a GI of 54, and cashews have a GI of 25 – both are low. The Glycaemic Index (GI) is a relative ranking of carbohydrate in foods according … Continue reading Do nuts have a glycaemic index (GI)?
Yes, nuts naturally contain sugar. Whilst not really thought of as an inherently sugary food, nuts naturally contain a small amount of sugar (around 2-6g/100g) in the form sucrose. Nuts contain natural sugars and depending on the nut variety, contain between 2.1 and 5.9g sugars per 100g. Pistachios contain the most sugar (5.9g/100g) and Brazil … Continue reading Do nuts contain sugar?