Phytosterols in nuts

Nuts have cemented their place within heart-healthy eating patterns. Their cholesterol-lowering power is, in part, due to their phytosterol content. But what are phytosterols? And how do they benefit health? Did you know? Nuts contain high amounts of phytosterols. They’re also excellent sources of healthy fats, and contain vitamin E, folate, antioxidants and arginine – … Continue reading Phytosterols in nuts

Nuts and cardiovascular disease: What does the science say?

A major new review shows regularly eating nuts, as part of a healthy diet, reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) – a leading cause of death in Australia.  It found eating nuts impacts a wide range of biomarkers of CVD, including total cholesterol, LDL-cholesterol, triglycerides, apolipoprotein B, flow mediated dilation and endothelial function. And … Continue reading Nuts and cardiovascular disease: What does the science say?

Omega-3 fatty acids in nuts

A high intake of the heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acid, alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), may significantly lower our risk of dying. But how much ALA do we need and what are the best food sources? Spoiler: walnuts are one of the few plant foods rich in ALA! Omega-3s in a nutshell Omega-3 fatty acids (also called omega-3 … Continue reading Omega-3 fatty acids in nuts

Nuts and health infographics

The daily habit of a handful of nuts offers some major health benefits! We’d love you to download and share our nuts and health infographics. Please credit all with ‘Image courtesy of Nuts for Life’. Latest infographics Other infographics A Healthy Handful Daily infographics

Top 10 Nut FAQs

We answer your top 10 most frequently asked questions (FAQs) about nuts, and bust some nut myths along the way!  Should you avoid nuts if you’re trying to lose weight? No. Decades of research shows that regularly eating nuts is not linked with weight gain. Eating a handful of nuts (30g) each day can actually … Continue reading Top 10 Nut FAQs

Episode 4 – Nuts and heart health

February 2021. About this episode: The momentum for nuts and heart health initially started following the publication of a landmark study in 1992: ‘A possible protective effect of nut consumption on risk of coronary heart disease’. This concluded that regular nut eaters had half the risk of heart disease, compared to those who didn’t eat nuts. … Continue reading Episode 4 – Nuts and heart health

Are salted nuts bad for you?

An analysis of the Australian Health Survey data found only two per cent Australians were eating the recommended 30g of nuts a day. One of the reasons for this shortfall is concern about the salt in nuts. But do salted nuts deserve their bad rap? And how does their sodium content compare with other foods? … Continue reading Are salted nuts bad for you?

Nuts and health handbook

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

Heart health research

The body of evidence about nuts and heart health continues to grow, with new local and international research papers regularly published. Large population studies All found inverse associations between nut consumption and the risk of coronary heart disease. A possible protective effect of nut consumption on risk of coronary heart disease. The Adventist Health Study. … Continue reading Heart 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

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