New Australian research shows most of us are missing out on the significant health benefits of eating a handful of nuts every day. Only 2% of Australians are eating the recommended 30g each day. The mean nut intake is 4.6g per day, meaning Australians need to increase their nut consumption six-fold to meet recommendations and … Continue reading Nut consumption, nutrients and better health
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Because nuts are an energy dense food with a high fat content, there is a widespread perception that eating nuts causes weight gain.But decades of research show that this is not true. Nuts are actually associated with a decreased risk of being overweight or obese, and regularly eating nuts reduces body weight, body mass index … Continue reading Nuts and weight
Because nuts are an energy dense food with a high fat content, there is a widespread perception that their consumption leads to unwanted increases in body weight.This is despite two very large studies – Adventist Health study (1992) and Nurses’ Health Study (1998) showing significant inverse associations between the frequency of nut consumption and body … Continue reading Nuts and weight
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
Enjoying a handful of nuts every day can reduce your risk of developing cardiovascular disease by more than 20% and coronary heart disease by nearly 30% . And if you have heart disease, eating nuts can reduce your risk of dying from it .Regularly eating nuts can also significantly reduce total cholesterol, LDL (bad) cholesterol … Continue reading Nuts and heart health
A healthy handful of nuts each day supports good health. A 30g serve of nuts is equivalent to approximately: 20 almonds 10 Brazil nuts 15 cashews 4 chestnuts 20 hazelnuts 15 macadamias 15 pecans 2 tablespoons pine nuts 30 pistachio kernels 10 whole walnuts
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.
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Discover how nuts may help endothelial function. This study, supported by the International Fruit and Nut Council, reinforces that conclusion: – Neale, E. P., Tapsell, L. C., Guan, V., & Batterham, M. J. (2017). “The effect of nut consumption on markers of inflammation and endothelial function: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials”. … Continue reading Nuts may help improve endothelial function
In 2012 Prof Jordi Salas Salvado and Dr Emilio Ros, famed researchers from the PREDIMED Mediterranean diet study, visited Australia for the International Dietetics Congress. They were interviewed about the role of nuts in a healthy diet and in the PREDIMED study.