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. The results suggest the average tree nut offers significantly less energy (or kilojoules) … Continue reading Are all kilojoules in nuts absorbed?
Health Field: Weight
Health Field: Weight
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 Intake of nuts or nut products does not lead to weight gain, independent of dietary substitution instructions: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials. (2020).This analysis … 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
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
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
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
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.