Going Nuts for Good HealthRead More

Almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, chestnuts, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios and walnuts are all nuts that are packed full of beneficial nutrients for good health. Enjoying nuts regularly as part of a healthy diet has been shown to protect the heart and may reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Eating nuts in moderation can have benefits for weight control and nuts naturally contain a broad range of important vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other phytochemicals.

Nuts and Weight ManagementRead More

Nuts such as almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, chestnuts, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios and walnuts are packed full of beneficial nutrients for good health. Despite what many people believe, eating nuts regularly can actually help achieve and maintain a healthy body weight. When incorporated into a moderate fat, kilojoule controlled diet, nuts can prevent weight gain and help enhance the enjoyment of a weight loss diet, helping you stick to your healthy eating plan for longer!

Nuts and Heart HealthRead More

How do you halve your risk of developing heart disease? By eating a handful of nuts (30g) five or more times a week! Tree nuts such as almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, chestnuts, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios and walnuts are packed full of beneficial nutrients for heart health. Eating nuts regularly, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and a lifestyle that includes exercise, is one tasty prescription to help lower blood cholesterol levels and maintain a healthy heart.

Nuts and ChildrenRead More

Good nutrition is important for everyone, but particularly for children who have extra nutritional needs for growth and development. Ensuring that your child eats a well balanced diet which provides all of the essential nutrients they need can help them develop healthy habits, now and in the future.

Nuts and AllergyRead More

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. If you have an allergy to tree nuts, it is important you know how to manage it correctly.

Nuts and DiabetesRead More

Tree nuts such as almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, chestnuts, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios and walnuts are packed full of beneficial nutrients for people with diabetes. Eating nuts regularly may even help prevent the onset of diabetes later in life!
Why eat nuts?
Besides tasting great, there are many reasons why people with diabetes can enjoy nuts regularly as part of a healthy eating plan.

If you have diabetes, individualised advice from an Accredited Practising Dietitian is recommended.

Nuts in a Vegetarian DietRead More

A vegetarian is someone who consumes a diet consisting mostly of plant based foods including fruit, vegetables, 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 During PregnancyRead More

Good nutrition during pregnancy will help keep you and your developing baby healthy. Your needs for certain nutrients increase during pregnancy, but only a small amount of extra energy (kilojoules) is needed, so it is important to focus on quality rather than quantity when you are ‘eating for two’.