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

Healthy and diverse dietary patterns, including those that incorporate nuts, benefit gut health. The gut microbiota (the community of different bacteria in the intestine) is an increasingly popular area of study among researchers. Gut health is now believed to impact on the development of many chronic diseases, such as obesity. Estimates suggest that around 100 … Continue reading Nuts and gut health

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?

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.

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