August 2021. About this episode: The largely plant-based Mediterranean diet is a well-studied dietary pattern. Research tells us that following a Mediterranean dietary pattern (MDP) can significantly reduce the risk of overall mortality, cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. Despite the convincing evidence for its benefits, it’s not clear whether this dietary pattern is actually … Continue reading Episode 10 – Mediterranean dietary pattern
Health Field: General health
Health Field: General health
A new study suggests advice to eat a ‘handful’ of nuts, rather than a ‘30g serving’, could be a better way to get more people eating enough nuts (1). The New Zealand-based researchers found that when using a ‘handful’ to describe a serving of nuts, people were more likely to meet the 30g of nuts … Continue reading Is a ‘handful’ a useful way to guide nut intake recommendations?
Choosing a diet rich in plant-based foods is good for your health, and that of our planet (1). But many myths cloud plant-based eating. We unpack some of the most common myths, to sort fact from fiction! Myth 1: Plant-based diets lack protein A concern for many people seeking to reduce their meat intake and … Continue reading Common myths about plant-based eating
July 2021. About this episode: Our latest podcast discusses sustainability in the almond industry. This episode is the second in our two-part series on nuts and sustainability. We speak with Joseph Ebbage, an expert from one of the largest nut industries in Australia – the Almond Board of Australia. Find out about the Australian Sustainable … Continue reading Episode 9 – Sustainabilty in the almond industry
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
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
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