Of the common sources of plant protein that Australians eat – grains, legumes, nuts and soy – nuts generally have the highest plant protein content per 100g (1). For instance, almonds and pistachios have 20g plant protein per 100g, compared to tofu at 12g, chickpeas at 6g, and oats with 2-3g. Some seeds are also … Continue reading How do plant-based protein sources compare?
Health Field: General health
Health Field: General health
November 2020. About this episode: The trend towards plant-based eating shows no sign of abating. In fact, a recent review of trends found that 56 per cent of us across the globe are trying to eat more plant-based foods. Nuts for Life commissioned Nutrition Research Australia (NRAUS) to scope the published science on the effect … Continue reading Episode 1 – Plant protein
Eating a handful of nuts every day could save your life by slashing your risk of potentially-fatal conditions, like heart disease and cancer. An in-depth research review, which combined the findings of 20 good-quality studies, shows that people who ate 28g (a handful) of nuts a day had a 22 per cent reduced risk of … Continue reading A handful of nuts could save your life
Research suggests we may not actually absorb up to 30 per cent of the kilojoules in nuts. A series of studies, from the US Food and Drug Administration (USDA), looked at almonds, cashews, pistachios and walnuts, over a period of six years (1-4). The results suggest the average tree nut offers significantly less energy (or … Continue reading Are all kilojoules in nuts absorbed?
Considering switching to a plant-based diet? If you answered ‘yes’, you’re not alone. A 2019 report revealed that 42 per cent of Australians said they were eating less meat, or none at all (1). But where does that leave protein, a nutrient commonly linked with healthy muscles and weight control? And how can you make … Continue reading All you need to know about plant-based protein
Dietitian Caroline Salisbury recently joined ABC Radio’s Adam Shirley to speak to two Australian nutgrowers. Learn more about growing nuts, storing tips, plus some other interesting nut facts. Listen here:
The body of evidence about nuts and children’s health continues to grow, with new local and international research papers regularly published. Body of evidence The effect of nut consumption on diet quality, cardiometabolic and gastrointestinal health in children: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials. (2021).An Australian review paper has found that eating nuts improves … Continue reading Children’s health research
Following the fantastic response to our 2019 handbook, we’re excited to release this new 2020 edition. Packed with new research, recipes, our latest resources, and 2019’s most asked questions, it’s everything you need to arm yourself for the year. Help support your patients with succinct, trustworthy information at your fingertips. Review our previous handbooks Nuts … Continue reading Nuts and health handbook
The body of evidence about nuts and health continues to grow, with new local and international research papers regularly published. Key studies: systematic reviews and meta-analyses Food groups and intermediate disease markers: a systematic review and network meta-analysis of randomized trials. (2018).A recent meta-analysis provides evidence that an increased intake of nuts, legumes and wholegrains … Continue reading General health research
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