We’re already more than halfway through March which means halfway through #nuts30days30ways! Time certainly flies when you’re having fun creating, cooking, snapping, munching! There’s still plenty of time to join us and our ambassador Libby Babet and enjoy a handful of nuts every day as a snack or in meals. A handful a day as part of a healthy diet contributs to heart health without weight gain.
Winners of Our Photography Competition
Each week we choose a beautiful photo and our first two winners are
Laura Ford @laurafordnutrition, our WEEK ONE WINNER, with her stunning breakfast porridge with chopped almonds!
Lisa Sengul @eatingupwiththedietitian, our WEEK TWO WINNER of our ‘colourful’ theme with her delicious toasted rye with fresh figs, walnuts, honey and cottage cheese. Congratulations to your both.
New Health Research
Did you know?
A new study shows not eating enough nuts and seeds is one of the biggest dietary reasons increasing deaths from heart disease, stroke and diabetes in the US.
The study, published in the journal JAMA today, revealed the worst dietary issue was eating too much salt (linked to 9.5% of deaths) and second was a low intake of nuts and seeds (linked with 8.5% of deaths). These were ahead of not eating enough fruit and veg, and drinking too many sugary drinks.
Low nut intake is also an issue in Australia, attributing to 16% of the total cost burden of heart disease whereas a diet low in vegetables is 10%.
Find more information
https://www.nutsforlife.com.au/latest-research/association-between-dietary-factors-and-mortality-from-heart-disease-stroke-and-type-2-diabetes-in-the-united-states/ and https://www.aihw.gov.au/WorkArea/DownloadAsset.aspx?id=60129555476