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

Nuts: how do they reduce heart disease risk

Prof Joan Sabate from Loma Linda University US visited Australia in March 2013 and Nuts for Life asked him a series of questions about the health benefits of nuts.

Nuts: how do they help lower cholesterol

Prof Joan Sabate from Loma Linda University US visited Australia in March 2013 and Nuts for Life asked him a series of questions about the health benefits of nuts.

Nuts and lowering cholesterol

In 2012 Prof Jordi Salas Salvado and Dr Emilio Ros, famed researchers from the PREDIMED Mediterranean diet study, visited Australia for the International Dietetics Congress. They were interviewed about the role of nuts in a healthy diet and in the PREDIMED study.

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? How many nuts can you eat at a time? Are raw nuts better than roasted nuts? Can you eat salted nuts? Do you … Continue reading Common nut myths

Nuts and health – what are their benefits and what makes them so healthy

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

Nuts and heart health

Key points The body of evidence for the benefits of nuts for heart health has been established by decades of research. Four large prospective cohort studies (the Adventist Health Study [1], the Iowa Women Health Study [2], the Nurses’ Health Study [3], the Physicians’ Health Study [4]) examined the relation between nut consumption and the … Continue reading Nuts and heart health

Nuts – A summary of their health effects

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.

Are salted nuts bad for you?

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?

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