Health Field: Weight
Because nuts are an energy dense food with a high fat content, there is a widespread perception that eating nuts causes weight gain.But decades of research show that this is not true. Nuts are actually associated with a decreased risk of being overweight or obese, and regularly eating nuts reduces body weight, body mass index … Continue reading Nuts and weight
Because nuts are an energy dense food with a high fat content, there is a widespread perception that their consumption leads to unwanted increases in body weight.This is despite two very large studies – Adventist Health study (1992) and Nurses’ Health Study (1998) showing significant inverse associations between the frequency of nut consumption and body … Continue reading Nuts and weight
Dr Richard Mattes, of Purdue University US, explains how nuts help with weight management during his Australian visit for the International Dietetics Congress in 2012.
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.
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.
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
No, eating nuts will not make you gain weight when included in a healthy diet. In fact, research shows that those who eat nuts are less likely to be overweight than those who don’t eat nuts, and are more likely to be a healthy weight . There are several possible explanations for why eating nuts … Continue reading Will eating nuts make you gain weight?
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