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?
Health Field: Heart health
Health Field: Heart health
A body of evidence tells us that eating patterns in which plants take centre stage are associated with lowering the risk of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease (CVD), hypertension, obesity, metabolic syndrome and all-cause mortality (1). Taking this a step further, research suggests a reduced risk of disease when protein comes from plants, such as … Continue reading Plant and nut protein and health
Eating a handful of nuts every day could save your life by slashing your risk of potentially-fatal conditions, like heart disease and cancer. An in-depth research review, which combined the findings of 20 good-quality studies, shows that people who ate 28g (a handful) of nuts a day had a 22 per cent reduced risk of … Continue reading A handful of nuts could save your life
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
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
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’.
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