The International Tree Nut Council Nutrition Research & Education Foundation (INC NREF), a nonprofit organization, represents nine tree industries (almonds, Brazils, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios and walnuts) and supports nutrition research and education.
For additional tree nut information regarding: food safety, statistics, government standards and government regulations regarding trade barriers and trade quality standards, please visit the International Nut and Dried Fruit Foundation at: www.nutfruit.org
Maureen Ternus, M.S., R.D.
The International Tree Nut Council Nutrition Research & Education Foundation
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DAVIS, CA, April 20, 2013 – Three new studies involving tree nuts (almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios and walnuts) were presented this week at the Experimental Biology Meeting in Boston, MA. Tree nut consumption was associated with a better nutrient profile and diet quality; lower body weight and lower prevalence of...» Read More
Davis, CA, April 9, 2012 – In a study published in Nutrition Research, researchers looked at the association of out-of-hand nut (OOHN) consumption with nutrient intake, diet quality and the prevalence of risk factors for cardiovascular disease and metabolic syndrome in both children and adults. Consumers of OOHN, including tree nuts (almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts,...» Read More
Davis, CA, February 22, 2012 – In a study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition*[i]*[http://nuthealth.org/#_edn1], researchers compared risk factors for heart disease, type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome of nut consumers versus those who did not consume nuts. Tree nut (almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios and walnuts) consumption...» Read More
DAVIS, CA, June 29, 2011 – The largest study to date on nuts and diabetes was published today in Diabetes Care, showing that approximately two ounces of nuts a day, as a replacement for carbohydrate foods, can improve glycemic control and blood lipids in those with type 2 diabetes. Researchers from the University of Toronto...» Read More
Davis, CA, February 2011—The newly released 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans give consumers yet another reason to eat a handful—or 1½ ounces—of tree nuts (including walnuts, pistachios, pine nuts, pecans, macadamias, hazelnuts, cashews, Brazils and almonds) every day. The 2010 Dietary Guidelines recommend consuming a variety of protein sources, including nuts, along with nutrient-rich foods and healthy...» Read More
DAVIS, CA, May 10, 2010 – The most comprehensive study to date on nuts and blood lipids was published today in Archives of Internal Medicine, further supporting the evidence that regular nut consumption can lower the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). Those who consumed an average of 67 grams (or 2.4 ounces) of nuts...» Read More
DAVIS, CA, April 27, 2010 – In a study presented today at the Experimental Biology Meeting in Anaheim, CA, researchers looked at the association of out-of-hand tree nut (almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios and walnuts) consumption, excluding nuts in cereals and other foods, with nutrient intake, diet quality and health risks...» Read More
DAVIS, CA, October 18, 2009 – In a study presented today at the American Dietetic Association Food and Nutrition Conference and Exposition (FNCE) in Denver, CO, researchers looked at the association of tree nut (almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios and walnuts) consumption with nutrient intake, dietary adequacy, health parameters and the...» Read More
DAVIS, CA, April 15, 2009 – While nuts have been shown to help reduce the risk of heart disease, new findings, which will be presented this week at the Experimental Biology Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA, suggest that they may also play an important role in the management of diabetes. Researchers from the University...» Read More
Davis, CA, August 21, 2008 – “More and more research shows the positive impact of tree nut consumption on satiety and weight management, as well as a number of chronic diseases including heart disease and diabetes,” states Lindsay Allen, PhD, Director of the USDA ARS Western Human Nutrition Research Center. Dr. Allen was commenting on proceedings...» Read More
By Roni Caryn Rabin, May 17, 2010 Eating about two and a half airplane snacks’ worth of nuts every day helps lower total cholesterol and “bad” LDL cholesterol, and improves the ratio of total cholesterol to “good” HDL cholesterol, a study reports. Researchers pooled the results of 25 clinical trials that involved 583 participants over all....» Read More
By Jennifer Corbett Dooren, May 11, 2010 More research backing up the cholesterol-lowering benefits of eating nuts indicates that for most people, consuming two handfuls of nuts a day appears to work better than one. The findings apply to tree nuts such as walnuts, almonds, pistachios, macadamias, hazelnuts and peanuts. Although peanuts actually belong to the...» Read More
By Bill Hendrick May 20, 2010 Eating nuts on a daily basis improves blood cholesterol levels and reduces the risk of coronary heart disease, a new study says. Joan Sabaté, MD, DrPH, and colleagues from Loma Linda University in California, pooled data from 25 studies on nut consumption in seven countries, looking at 583 men and...» Read More
BBC 20, 2010 Eating nuts may help lower cholesterol levels, US research suggests.* The review of 25 studies, involving nearly 600 people, showed eating on average 67g of nuts - a small bag - a day reduced cholesterol levels by 7.4%. The US Loma Linda University team believes nuts may help prevent the absorption of cholesterol. UK experts...» Read More
May 25, 2010 More nuts may lead to lower cholesterol THE QUESTION Should people looking for nonmedicinal ways to lower their cholesterol consider eating more nuts? THIS STUDY compiled and analyzed data from 25 studies, involving 583 people who were assigned to eat or not eat nuts. They ate various types of nuts, but mostly almonds...» Read More
The Food Channel presents its Top Ten Snack Trends of the Year. The list is based on research conducted by The Food Channel in conjunction with CultureWaves®, the International Food Futurists, and Mintel International. Here are the trends we see shaping how we snack.» Read More
Munch On for Wholesome Goodness
There must be solid reasons for health practitioners and nutritionists to emphasise on the goodness of nuts even though they are notoriously high in fat. The reason is simple. Nuts have the potential to promote great health among those who consume them regularly.