PREDIMED

In 2003, a large randomised trial to test the effectiveness of a Mediterranean diet (MeDiet) on the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in subjects at high risk of CVD, commenced.  The name PREDIMED in Spanish comes from: PREvencion con DIeta MEDiterranea. The PREDIMED study was a long-term study undertaken by 16 research groups in … Continue reading PREDIMED

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 – 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.

Can nuts reduce cholesterol?

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 (approximately 60g) per day can significantly reduce both total cholesterol and LDL (bad) cholesterol [1, 2]. A large analysis, combining the results of … Continue reading Can nuts reduce cholesterol?

Can nuts help me live longer?

Yes, eating nuts every day can help you live longer! Regularly eating nuts can reduce the risk of developing certain conditions, and can also lower the risk of dying prematurely. Researchers recently pulled together the data from 20 studies, involving more than 800,000 people, from around the world [1]. They concluded that a handful of … Continue reading Can nuts help me live longer?

Are nuts anti-inflammatory?

Yes, nuts are anti-inflammatory. Nuts contain many bioactive components that may favourably act on inflammation.  This may partly explain their effect on reducing the risk of diseases that are linked with chronic inflammation (such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease) and, more recently, their positive effect on brain health. What is inflammation? Inflammation is the body’s … Continue reading Are nuts anti-inflammatory?

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.

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