April 2021. About this episode: Nuts are high in healthy fats and are energy (kilojoule) dense. But does this mean that regularly eating nuts is linked to weight gain? No. In fact, the opposite is what we tend to see. Decades of large population-based studies and clinical trials have consistently shown that those who regularly … Continue reading Episode 6 – Nuts and weight
Health Field: Weight
Health Field: Weight
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
Evidence consistently shows that regular nut consumption is associated with good health. Yet most Australians aren’t eating enough, with only two per cent meeting the target of a healthy handful (30g) of nuts a day. One of the reasons for this shortfall is concern over the energy and fat content of nuts. But recent research … Continue reading Fact sheet: Are all kilojoules in nuts absorbed?
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
Research suggests we may not actually absorb up to 30 per cent of the kilojoules in nuts. A series of studies, from the US Food and Drug Administration (USDA), looked at almonds, cashews, pistachios and walnuts, over a period of six years (1-4). The results suggest the average tree nut offers significantly less energy (or … Continue reading Are all kilojoules in nuts absorbed?
The body of evidence about nuts and weight management continues to grow, with new local and international research papers regularly published. Key studies: Systematic literature reviews and meta-analyses Nut consumption, body weight, and adiposity in patients with type 2 diabetes: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. (2021).The review paper, which collated the … Continue reading Weight management research
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
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
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 (BMI) … Continue reading Nuts and weight
Nuts and The Big Fat Myth considers evidence spanning over two decades on nuts and their impact on weight. It addresses the major barrier to nut consumption by Australians – the myth that nuts make you gain weight. However, despite their energy density, consumption of nuts is not associated with weight gain.