Nuts and 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

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

Nuts and weight management

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.

Nuts and weight loss

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 – 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.

Nuts and gut health

Introduction The gut microbiome (the community of different bacteria in the intestine) is an increasingly popular area of study among researchers and is now believed to impact on the development of chronic diseases, such as obesity. It is estimated that around 100 trillion micro-organisms colonise the gut, which are thought to alter in type and … Continue reading Nuts and gut health

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