General health research

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

Webinar: Nuts, nutrients and better 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

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 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

Common nut myths

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

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