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Health and Nutrition Benefits
Thursday, March 21, 2019
A Nutty Solution for Improving Brain Health »
Long-term, high nut consumption could be the key to better cognitive health in older people according to new research from...
Tuesday, March 19, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Peanuts Integral to MIND Diet and Brain Health »
Albany, Ga. (March 12, 2019) – A recent study published in the journal Nutrition, Health & Aging found the MIND diet,...
Friday, February 15, 2019
Walnut Consumers May Have Lower Depression Scores »
esearchers found a consistent association between eating nuts, particularly walnuts, and fewer and less frequent depressiv...
Monday, November 5, 2018
Nuts for Nuts? Daily Serving May Help Control Weight and Benefit Health »
eating Brazil nuts and other varieties of nuts daily may prevent weight gain and provide other cardiovascular benefits, ac...
Monday, November 5, 2018
Daily Serving of Nuts May Stave Off Weight Gain »
Two new studies suggest that a small daily serving of nuts may benefit overall metabolic health and keep off the weight we...
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Are Sunflower Seeds Healthy? Here's What Experts Say »
Sunflower seeds are rich in nutrients. One serving of shelled sunflower seeds is usually an ounce, which is about 1/4 cup...
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Nut Sales Surge in China »
Nut consumption in China is rising much faster than other snack items, according to the Chinese Nutrition Society, reports...
Monday, August 6, 2018
Pushing Nut Varieties Further into the Mainstream »
Consumer demand for products featuring ingredients perceived as natural and healthy is spurring interest in a wide variety...
Sunday, July 1, 2018
Study: Effects of Walnut Consumption on Blood Lipids »
Effects of walnut consumption on blood lipids and other cardiovascular risk factors: an updated meta-analysis and systemat...
Monday, April 2, 2018
Pistachios Can Help you Lose Weight »
Did you know that a one-ounce serving of pistachios is 49 nuts – more nuts per serving than any other snack nut? Those 49...
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Macadamia Nuts: The Manganese-Rich Treat that Supports Healthy Bones »
While almonds may be America’s most popular nut, no one can deny the delicious appeal of macadamia nuts. (1) This is a goo...
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Eating Walnuts Improves Senior Nutrition in Unexpected Ways »
Loma Linda University Health study finds that eating walnuts encourages other healthy dietary behaviors in seniors. A Loma...
Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Qualified Health Claim Petition for Macadamia Nuts »
After conducting a systematic review of the available scientific data, the FDA now intends to exercise enforcement discret...
Sunday, July 9, 2017
Food Choices That May Help You Age Better »
Earlier this month, the Washington Post featured an article written by Consumer Reports that discussed the top five food c...
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Delta Shifts From Peanuts to Almonds »
Delta Air Lines, whose home state is Georgia, has recently made the decision to replace its in flight snack of peanuts wit...
Thursday, May 18, 2017
A Nut-Filled Diet Could Dramatically Lower the Risk of Colon Cancer Recurrence »
A diet that includes nuts could have a dramatic impact on a person's chance of colon cancer recurrence, an observatio...
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
How Eating Nuts Can Help You Lose Weight »
Nuts are extremely healthy, as they’re packed full of nutrients and antioxidants. In fact, they have been linked to a wide...
Monday, May 1, 2017
Eating Peanuts May Lead to Supple Arteries and Healthy Hearts »
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Eating peanuts with a meal may help protect against cardiovascular diseases which can lead to heart...
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
What The Nuts You Snack On Actually Do For Your Body »
We’ve all heard that nuts make a healthy snack in moderation, despite their high fat content. Even Barack Obama has admitt...
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Eating Peanuts May Lead to Supple Arteries and Healthy Hearts »
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Eating peanuts with a meal may help protect against cardiovascular diseases which can lead to heart...
Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Bacon, Soda & Too Few Nuts Tied to Big Portion of US Deaths »
CHICAGO (AP) — Gorging on bacon, skimping on nuts? These are among food habits that new research links with deaths from he...
Monday, February 20, 2017
A Lack Of Vitamins And Minerals Could Be The Reason Many Are Counting Sheep At Night »
We have more control over our health and wellbeing than most people think. Instead of running to the local convenience...
Monday, January 30, 2017
Eating A Mediterranean Diet Could Make Your Brain Shrink Less With Age »
Eating a Mediterranean diet is already linked to a growing list of positives, including less inflammation, more stable blo...
Friday, December 30, 2016
The American diet hasn’t changed in years — except for this one thing »
Despite a slew of new studies, recommendations and nutrition fads ranging from gluten-free to paleo, the general American...
Sunday, December 4, 2016
Eating a Handful of Nuts May Prevent Major Diseases »
Nuts, full of good fats and fiber, are health food for the heart. A number of studies show that they can lower risk of hea...
Sunday, December 4, 2016
Eat nuts every day to cut heart and cancer risk: Just a handful can reduce chance of dying early by »
A handful of nuts a day can slash your risk of heart disease and cancer. Eating just 20 grams of nuts every day could re...
Monday, October 24, 2016
New Nutrition Facts About Almonds… Betcha Didn't Know »
Building on the recent announcement from FDA about new guidance on the term healthy and how almonds–full of naturally good...
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
15 Brain-Boosting Foods »
Researchers at Rush University Medical Center developed a diet that helped lower the risk of Alzheimer’s by as much as 53%...
Sunday, May 1, 2016
Health Benefits of Nuts »
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Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015-2020 »
Message from the Secrataries: One of our Government’s most important responsibilities is to protect the health of the Amer...
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Nuts May Reduce Risk Of Death From Multiple Causes, Study Finds »
Like several before it, a new study finds that eating a modest amount of nuts every day might significantly reduce our ris...
Monday, February 2, 2015
4 Nuts That Cut Your Heart Disease Risk »
Recently, I set up an experiment in a grocery story. I placed four nut mixes on a shelf. Each was labeled differently. One...

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