A diet low in nuts and seeds has a bigger impact on disease burden than a diet low in vegetables, according to data from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) (1). The AIHW Burden of Disease data ranked 12 dietary risk factors, based on their impact on disease. Top three dietary risks A … Continue reading Burden of disease: Why we need to eat more nuts, seeds, grains and fruit
Health Field: General health
Health Field: General health
We all know that raw (natural) nuts are a great everyday food. But what about roasted nuts? Is roasting nuts ok? Raw and roasted: A similar nutritional make-up Both raw and roasted (whether dry or oil roasted) nuts have a similar nutrient composition. That said, small differences do occur between raw and roasted nuts. This … Continue reading Is roasting nuts ok?
Looking to add more fibre to your day? You’re not alone! Most Australians fall short of their daily fibre needs. A handful of nuts is a healthy way to boost your fibre intake. But how much fibre do nuts contain and which ones contain the most? Why is fibre important? Dietary fibre is important … Continue reading How much fibre do nuts contain?
The Australian Dietary Guidelines are under review. Where do nuts sit in the current (2013) Guidelines? And why it is critical that they feature more prominently in the revised Guidelines? The review process In mid-2020, the Australian Government announced funding for a review of the Australian Dietary Guidelines (1). The National Health and Medical Research … Continue reading Australian Dietary Guidelines: Under review
June 2021. About this episode: Australians today are much more knowledgeable than in the past when it comes to the environmental credentials of the food they eat. As the expectations on corporate responsibility increase, and as transparency becomes more prevalent, companies and industries recognise the need to act on sustainability. This episode forms part of … Continue reading Episode 8 – Sustainability in the macadamia industry
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
Evidence consistently shows that regular nut consumption is associated with good health. Yet most Australians aren’t eating enough, with only two per cent meeting the target of a healthy handful (30g) of nuts a day. One of the reasons for this shortfall is concern over the energy and fat content of nuts. But recent research … Continue reading Are all kilojoules in nuts absorbed?
March 2021. About this episode: This episode of The Healthy Handful shares the fascinating back story of Nuts for Life, as told by Lisa Yates, an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian and the long-time Program Manager of Nuts for Life. The perception of the ‘healthiness’ of nuts has changed over the last three decades, following the … Continue reading Episode 5 – The history of Nuts for Life
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
Tree nut and peanut allergies are relatively common and some evidence suggests 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. For this reason, people with a nut allergy (or any other food … Continue reading Nuts and allergy