Nuts and weight

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

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

Nuts and diabetes

Research shows that nuts play an important role in preventing type 2 diabetes [1], managing existing diabetes [2], and preventing or reducing the progression of diabetes-related complications [2].Eating just one handful of nuts four times a week is associated with a 13% reduced risk of developing diabetes [1], and nuts can improve blood glucose levels … Continue reading Nuts and diabetes

Nuts and heart health

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% [1]. And if you have heart disease, eating nuts can reduce your risk of dying from it [1].Regularly eating nuts can also significantly reduce total cholesterol, LDL (bad) cholesterol … Continue reading Nuts and heart health

What does a 30g serve of nuts look like?

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

What is the PREDIMED diet?

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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