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Health Field: General health
Health Field: General health
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
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
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
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
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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
Tree nuts are grown all over the world, and most types are grown here in Australia. Tree nuts have been grown in Australia for over 100 years, with productivity increasing. The only nuts that aren’t grown at all in Australia are Brazil nuts, as they need the rainforests of the Amazon to grow. Almonds Almonds … Continue reading Where are nuts grown?