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Nuts in the Mediterranean Diet

February 3, 2017
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The Mediterranean Diet is much more than a food pattern. Besides its longstanding tradition and prized guidelines lies a valuable cultural heritage, a rich and balanced lifestyle combining popular recipes, seasonal products, celebrations and cherished culinary habits. Nuts in the Mediterranean Diet display a significant role, although there are other fundamental ingredients that cannot be […]

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The Role of Prunes in Bone Health

January 12, 2017
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As the demographic shift to an older population continues, a growing number of men and women will be diagnosed with osteoporosis and a search for potential non-pharmacological alternative therapies is increasing. In addition to existing drug therapies, certain lifestyle and nutritional factors are known to reduce the risk of osteoporosis. The benefits of prune consumption […]

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Nuts and Christmas, a perfect marriage

December 22, 2016
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We are not mistaken if we say that Christmas have become one of the most festive seasons of the year, especially at Western cultures. Beyond its Catholic origins, there are many traditions associated to Christmas. Some of them stem from deep rooted cultural manifestations, while others arise from modern lifestyles. Irrespective of cultures, countries or […]

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“When cooking without meat, or even with meat, nuts and dried fruits add a deep flavor and layers of texture plus good nutrients”

December 1, 2016
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Mollie Katzen, cookbook author Mollie Katzen is the author of one of the best-selling vegetarian cookbook of all time (the famous Moosewood Cookbook). However, being considered the most influential personality of vegetarian cuisine in America does not prevent her from using meat in some of her culinary creations. With a combined six million copies in […]

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Five Benefits of Eating Nuts and Dried Fruits

November 10, 2016
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Benefits of nuts and dried fruits may help to improve our health and to prevent some diseases when included regularly in eating habits. Because of their interesting nutritional profile, some studies have evaluated the impact that nuts have on health and have observed an inverse association between the frequency of nut consumption and cardiovascular disease […]

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The role of nuts in a vegan diet

October 6, 2016
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By Nucis Germany. Ute Dujardin (Dipl.-Oecotroph.). Nutritionist at the Clinic for Internal, Complementary and Integrative Medicine, Essen. In recent years there has been a slow but continuous increase in attraction to vegetarian or even vegan diets, especially among younger individuals. They offer many health benefits but in order to avoid nutritional deficiencies and to provide […]

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Dried Fruits: Dispelling the Sugar Myths

September 9, 2016
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By Jennette Higgs, Consultant Dietitian. California Prune Board. Traditional dried fruits have historically been considered a nutritious snack choice in parts of the world where abundant sunshine enabled drying fruits for preservation, such as the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East. Clarifying some misconceptions, perpetuated as myths, about sugar concentration in dried fruits has become a […]

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Nuts Are Everywhere this Summer

August 4, 2016
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Summer time implies some minor changes in our daily habits. Menus, schedules and routines are somewhat altered by this wonderful season called summer. Nuts in summer result in a lovely and healthy choice fitting easily into each and every context. Nuts in summer, such as almonds, Amazonia (Brazil) nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans, pine nuts, […]

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“Great texture and depth of flavor are the best qualities of nuts and dried fruits in cuisine”

July 26, 2016
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Christopher Kostow Chef at The Restaurant at Meadowood and INC Award for Excellence in Gastronomy 2016 Christopher Kostow,  is a Chicago native, trained in kitchens far and wide: from a Paris bistro to the Michelin-starred Le Jardin des Sens in Montpellier. He soon became top toque at Chez TJ in Mountain View, California, garnering the restaurant many […]

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Space health research comes down to earth

June 16, 2016
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Outer space fascinates us – witness the popularity of the epic space adventures in the Star Wars series, and The Martian; or watching news coverage of the tethering adventures of astronauts. Weightlessness looks like a lot of fun, but when bones don’t have to fight Earth’s gravitational pull, there is less mechanical strain on our […]

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The role of nuts to help reduce the risk of diabetes

May 19, 2016
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Diabetes is becoming a matter for global public health, according to a study published recently by the World Health Organization (WHO) in The Lancet. The study shows that the number of adults with diabetes has quadrupled worldwide since the last four decades to 422 million. Incidence of diabetes has risen significantly in many low- and […]

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Nuts to lower cholesterol

April 26, 2016
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Cholesterol is a fatty substance present in each and every human cell. Despite its bad reputation, cholesterol is essential for a proper functioning of the human body. This bad reputation lays in the fact that raised cholesterol increases the risk of heart disease and stroke. According to the WHO, raised total cholesterol is a major […]

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Nuts and dried fruits may help to prevent osteoporosis

April 13, 2016
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Featured by low bone mass and deterioration of bone tissue, osteoporosis is a disease affecting millions of people around the globe. Bones lose their strength and are more likely to break after a minor fall. Fractures provoked by osteoporosis may happen on different parts of the human body. However, wrists, hips and spine are subject […]

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“Dried fruits are wonderful when used in the right way, but they come to life with the addition of nuts”

March 16, 2016
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Alex Guarnaschelli, Food Network Celebrity Chef As the daughter of a cookbook editor and an Italian and Chinese cooking enthusiast, Alex Guarnaschelli was surrounded by food since her early steps. She had the best mentors to become a celebrity chef. Her parents, and the books her mother used to bring to home, served Alex as […]

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6 reasons to include pistachios in your life

March 11, 2016
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Were we to find an image to illustrate what pistachios mean, we would definitely choose the picture of a superhero. They don’t wear a cape, neither do they have superpowers to show off in front of friends. However, these little green treats have many benefits for human health. Packed with many nutrients such as fiber, […]

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“Hazelnuts and pine nuts are premium ingredients in our cuisine”

March 3, 2016
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Marc Piqué, ice cream chef and runner-up in the Gelato World Cup 2016 Marc Piqué is more than a busy man these days. Apart from running the restaurant ‘Cal Sisquet’ (Tarragona), he must cope with some sort of an overnight popularity. He was part of the team awarded with the silver medal in the 2016 […]

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Say it with nuts

February 11, 2016
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Valentine’s Day has become one of the greatest expressions of how intense is the role played by the advertising industry in our life. Whether you have noticed it or not, once you set a foot on the street there are thousands of commercial messages willing to trespass on your right-side brain. Within this never-passing trend, […]

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Nuts, a good ally to prevent cancer

February 3, 2016
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Cancer is considered one of the leading causes of mortality worldwide According to WHO, in 2012 there were 8.2 million of deaths related to cancer, and the number of new cases is expected to rise by about 70% over the next two decades. Regardless of the great progresses achieved by medicine, there isn’t still a universal […]

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Real facts about dried fruits sugar concentration

January 25, 2016
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Several misconceptions have perpetuated the idea that dried fruits may be less healthy than their fresh counterparts Among other perceptions, it has been considered that dried fruits are loaded with calories because they are rich in sugar. However, this is not true. A comprehensive approach to dried fruits proves that, as for equal servings, dried […]

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5 reasons why nuts are good for the heart

January 14, 2016
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According to WHO, 17.5 million people died from cardiovascular diseases in 2012, being the first cause of death in developing and industrialized countries, representing 31% of global deaths in the world. Prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases have a key element on a diet low in saturated fats and cholesterol. This is the reason why nuts […]

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Nuts for a longer and healthier life

December 28, 2015
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The are different studies concluding that a frequency nut consumption is inversely related to mortality risk. 2015 is drawing to an end and it is now time to think on your new year’s resolutions. Maybe, you are within that group of people who are thinking of introducing healthier dietary habits. Modern lifestyle forces us to […]

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How to make your Christmas servings Haute Cuisine? Add nuts and dried fruits!

December 15, 2015
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Ferran Adrià, Raül Balam, Neil Perry and Mert Seran, INC’s collaborators, explain some secrets about how to make exclusive dishes with nuts and dried fruits for this Christmas. Nuts and dried fruit are essential to our Christmas meals but, most of us haven’t realized yet that adding nuts and dried fruits can help us take […]

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Two Ounces of Nuts per Day May Help pre-Diabetic and Diabetic Patients to Decrease their Fasting Glucose and Insulin Resistance

November 13, 2015
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Nut consumption has beneficial effects on glucose and insulin levels, according to the latest researches studying the relationship between the consumption of nuts and Type 2 Diabetes (T2D).The PREDIMED study has proven that following a Mediterranean diet, with 30 g of nuts a day, reduced the incidence of diabetes by 52% in people with high […]

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The Consumption of Nuts Can Help Cardiometabolic Health and Older People’s Memory, Attention and Reasoning

October 23, 2015
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The International Nut and Dried Fruit Council has organized a symposium to present to the media the new findings of the benefits of nuts on health, which has taken place at the European Nutrition Conference in Berlin. Four international experts have explained new findings on nuts and health. Prof. Jordi Salas-Salvadó, from Universitat Rovira i […]

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New Study Reinforces Cashew Nutritional Quality

October 7, 2015
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For the first time, a team of researchers has analyzed the nutritional composition of raw cashew nuts from the largest growing regions around the world, providing a much better approximation of the real nutrient content of cashews. Researchers studied the composition of raw cashew kernels from India, Ivory Coast, Vietnam, Brazil, Mozambique, and Kenya. The […]

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Nut-Symposium at the 12th European Nutrition Conference

October 5, 2015
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The 12th European Nutrition Conference, the main event of the Federation of European Nutrition Societies will be held on October 20-23, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. INC has organized a nut-symposium at the last two conferences. FENS attracts more than 2,000 global nutritionists and food-related professionals. The theme of this year’s conference is “Nutrition and health […]

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Studies Show that Regular Consumption of Nuts is Inversely Related to Death Due to Cancer

February 3, 2015
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On the occasion of the celebration of the World Day Against Cancer on the 4th of February, the INC (International Nut and Dried Fruit Council) reports that the regular consumption of nuts is associated with a reduced mortality risk, according to a recent study run by Harvard University. Today, cancer is one of the leading […]

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Nuts Included in AHA/ASA Guidelines for the Primary Prevention of Stroke

December 9, 2014
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The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association have incorporated the statement “A Mediterranean diet supplemented with nuts may be considered in lowering the risk of stroke” into the Recommendations for Diet and Nutrition of the Guidelines for the Primary Prevention of Stroke.   The study “Primary prevention of cardiovascular disease with Mediterranean diets: the […]

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The incidence rate of type 2 diabetes can be reduced by 52% with a regular consumption of nuts

November 12, 2014
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Nut consumption as part of a Mediterranean diet can help reduce the incidence rate of type 2 diabetes by 52%, according to the PREDIMED study (Primary prevention of cardiovascular diseases through a Mediterranean diet). This data reinforce the earlier findings from the study Nuts as a replacement for carbohydrates in the diabetic diet, this one […]

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Regular consumption of nuts reduces by 29% the chances of death by cardiac disease

November 10, 2014
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Consuming nuts regularly reduces by 29% the chances of death by cardiovascular disease. This is one of the main conclusions presented in the III World Congress of Public Health Nutrition, which is being held in Las Palmas until the 14th of November.   Within the symposium organized by the INC (International Nut & Dried Fruit […]

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Daily consumption of nuts may reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases by 30%

October 14, 2014
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Regular consumption of nuts may reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases up to 30%, according to the INC (International Nut and Dried Fruit Council). These data, taken from the research PREDIMED (“Primary prevention of cardiovascular disease with Mediterranean diet”), also indicate the reduction in the incidence of diabetes by means of a daily portion of […]

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Spanish Study Concludes Pistachios May Help Reduce The Risk Of Diabetes

September 17, 2014
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A study conducted by investigators from the Human Nutrition Unit at Rovira i Virgili University, Reus, Spain, has recently demonstrated that the inclusion of pistachios into a balanced diet can be a safe nutritional strategy to reverse the risks associated with prediabetes. More specifically, the study determines that a pistachio-rich diet has a beneficial effect […]

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Mediterranean Diet Supplemented with Nuts Cuts Risk of Peripheral Artery Disease

February 3, 2014
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Past research had indicated that following a Mediterranean diet (Med Diet) could decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease. Now new research highlights that a Med Diet supplemented with extra-virgin olive oil or nuts may well cut the risk of peripheral artery disease, according to recent study published in the journal JAMA. Peripheral artery disease (PAD) […]

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Nuts Consumption Inversely Associated with Obesity

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A new study published in the journal PLoS One by researchers of Loma Linda University, in California, found once more that tree nuts and peanuts appear to have a strong inverse association with obesity and metabolic syndrome (MetS). The study was conducted on clinical, dietary, anthropometric and demographic data of 803 adults. MetS was defined […]

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Med Diet supplemented with nuts reduces the risk of Type 2 Diabetes by 18%

January 7, 2014
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According to the authors, the results of this study modify global recommendations to prevent or delay diabetes through diet. The statistics of diabetes are increasing globally, predominantly in developing countries. The causes are multifaceted, but are in large part due to rapid increases in overweight, obesity and physical inactivity. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), […]

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