Nuts contain relatively small amounts of carbohydrate, and because of this, most nuts do not have a glycaemic index (GI). The exceptions are chestnuts (GI = 54), pistachios (GI = 28), cashews (GI = 25) and peanuts (GI = 13), which are low in carbohydrate – but do have enough to be GI tested (1). … Continue reading Do nuts have a glycaemic index (GI)?
Health Field: Diabetes
Health Field: Diabetes
The daily habit of a handful of nuts offers some major health benefits! We’d love you to download and share our nuts and health infographics. Please credit all with ‘Image courtesy of Nuts for Life’. Latest infographics Other infographics A Healthy Handful Daily infographics
We answer your top 10 most frequently asked questions (FAQs) about nuts, and bust some nut myths along the way! Should you avoid nuts if you’re trying to lose weight? No. Decades of research shows that regularly eating nuts is not linked with weight gain. Eating a handful of nuts (30g) each day can actually … Continue reading Top 10 Nut FAQs
Following the fantastic response to our 2019 handbook, we’re excited to release this new 2020 edition. Packed with new research, recipes, our latest resources, and 2019’s most asked questions, it’s everything you need to arm yourself for the year. Help support your patients with succinct, trustworthy information at your fingertips. Review our previous handbooks Nuts … Continue reading Nuts and health handbook
The body of evidence about nuts and diabetes continues to grow, with new local and international research papers regularly published. Key studies: Systematic reviews and meta-analyses Nut consumption and type 2 diabetes risk: A systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies. (2021).This systematic review and meta-analysis (of eight observational studies) investigated the link between nut … Continue reading Diabetes research
Missed out on our recent webinar? Dr. Elizabeth Neale, University of Wollongong presented the results of a recent re-analysis of the Australian Health Survey (AHS) data exploring the relationship of nut consumption vs. non-nut consumption on nutrient intakes and anthropometric data. Nutrition scientist, Dr. Flavia Fayet-Moore revealed the results of some exciting research about the … Continue reading Webinar: Nuts, nutrients and better health
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
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
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.