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Health Field: Heart health
Health Field: Heart 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
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
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.
No, salted nuts are not bad for you as they still contain all the nutrition and health benefits of raw or natural nuts, they just have a higher sodium content. However, whilst the salt in a handful of nuts is pretty small, as a nation, we consume too much salt. Therefore, we recommend unsalted nuts … Continue reading Are salted nuts bad for you?
Despite the favourable effects that nuts have on heart health, it appears that they don’t have much of an impact on blood pressure. That being said, there is no evidence to suggest that they increase blood pressure, so enjoy a healthy handful every day. An interesting area of research is the impact of salted nuts … Continue reading Do nuts have an effect on blood pressure?
Yes. Nuts are on the ‘must eat’ food list if you want to reduce the risk of developing heart disease. Studies show eating a daily handful of nuts (about 30g) can significantly reduce the risk of developing heart disease by up to around 40% [1, 2]. Even people who only eat nuts once a week … Continue reading Can nuts reduce the risk of heart disease?
Yes, nuts can reduce cholesterol. In fact, this is one of the mechanisms that helps to explain how nuts reduce the risk of heart disease. Studies have shown that around two handfuls (approx. 60g) per day can significantly reduce both total and LDL (bad) cholesterol [1, 2]. A large analysis combining the results of 25 … Continue reading Can nuts reduce cholesterol?