Researchers from Oregon State University suggest that consuming nuts can reduce ones risk of developing coronary heart disease (CHD) and, contrary to popular belief, do not facilitate weight gain. Data from one study suggested that consuming nuts five times per week reduces risk of mortality from CHD by 48%. Similarly, another study that monitored 4,136 women (30-55 years) for 26 years found that those who ate an average of 2.8 servings of nuts per week had 32% lower risk of CHD when compared to those who did not. Although nuts are typically higher in fat than other plants, researchers suggest that these tiny nutrient dense plants are packed with healthy fats that can decrease your risk of developing heart disease and mortality from CHD.
Additionally, epidemiological data published by Oregon with reference to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey indicated that incorporating tree nuts into one’s diet can contribute positively to Body Mass Index (BMI) and weight circumference reduction. Moreover, compared to the non-consumer, the risk of being overweight or obese was 23% lower in those who ate nuts frequently. The fiber found in nuts is responsible for preventing weight gain in consumers as it enhances satiety and suppress hunger.
Incorporating nuts into the diet can help reduce weight gain and can help combat one of our nations most prevalent chronic diseases. Looking to increase your daily nut consumption? At BARE we have a variety of healthy nuts and seeds as well as many types of nut butters you can add to bowls, smoothies and overnight oats.
Nuts. (2020, January 01). Retrieved August 07, 2020, from https://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/food-beverages/nuts