Health Field: Gut health
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
Health authorities around the world recommend eating more plant foods for good health: good for the body and for the environment. Nuts are like nature’s own vitamin supplement – a small package containing a combination of at least 28 different essential nutrients. Regularly eating nuts has been shown to contribute to heart health, reduce overall … Continue reading Nuts and health – what are their benefits and what makes them so healthy
The health benefits of nuts have been established from decades of research. Evidence consistently shows that regular nut consumption is associated with good health. Being nutrient powerhouses packed with essential nutrients and bioactive substances, it’s no wonder that nuts are emerging as one of the most relevant foods for optimal health.
Introduction The gut microbiome (the community of different bacteria in the intestine) is an increasingly popular area of study among researchers and is now believed to impact on the development of chronic diseases, such as obesity. It is estimated that around 100 trillion micro-organisms colonise the gut, which are thought to alter in type and … Continue reading Nuts and gut health
No. In fact there is evidence to suggest that nuts can help reduce the risk of gallstone disease [1-3]. There is less evidence for the role of nuts in reducing the risk of kidney stones, other than dietary pattern research, which indicates that a healthy diet including nuts is associated with a 40% reduced risk … Continue reading Do nuts cause gallstones of kidney stones?
Yes, you can eat nuts if you have diverticular disease. Evidence suggests there are no negative effects of consuming nuts. In fact, avoiding nuts may even be counterproductive, as nuts are a valuable source of fibre, which is important for diverticular disease [1, 2].