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Nuts and health

Nuts and health Nuts are a healthy plant food because they are high in healthy fats, protein and fibre, yet they’re often the source of confusion for those wanting to manage their weight. Lisa Yates, Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian and Program Manager of Nuts for Life answers some of your common questions about nuts below. …

Nuts and Vegetarian

A vegetarian is someone who consumes a diet consisting mostly of plant based foods including fruit, vegetables, mushrooms, legumes, nuts, seeds and grains. Some vegetarians also consume eggs and dairy foods. There are many reasons why someone might choose to follow a vegetarian diet, including religious beliefs, animal rights, environmental concerns and for health benefits. …

Nuts and allergy

Tree nuts such as almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, chestnuts, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios and walnuts are full of beneficial substances for good health. Despite this, tree nut allergies, are a common food allergy in infants and children, that can persist into adulthood. While peanuts are a legume and not a tree nut up …

Various Nuts Mixed

How do you get all the benefits of various tree nuts in one package? A handful of mixed nuts are nature’s own vitamin pill. Just like fruit and vegetables, nuts such as almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, chestnuts, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios and walnuts are packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytochemicals beneficial to …