All nuts have different nutrition credentials and will offer various health benefits. Frequent nut consumption has been associated with better metabolic status, decreased body weight as well as lower body weight gain over time and thus reduce the risk of obesity (1). Moreover, nut consumption has been linked with reduced risk of certain cancers (such as colorectal, endometrial, and pancreatic neoplasms) and protects against depression, mild cognitive disorders and Alzheimer’s disease.
Here's a rundown of a couple of our favourite nuts:
1. Grosso G, Estruch R. Nut consumption and age-related disease. Maturitas. 2016 Feb;84:11-6. doi: 10.1016/j.maturitas.2015.10.014. Epub 2015 Nov 2. Review. PubMed PMID: 26586104.
2. Wien MA, Sabaté JM, Iklé DN, Cole SE, Kandeel FR. Almonds vs complex carbohydrates in a weight reduction program. Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord. 2003 Nov;27(11):1365-72. Erratum in: Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord. 2004
Mar;28(3):459. PubMed PMID: 14574348.
Dr Nicole Ng (MBBS) is a medical doctor with a passion in women's health and medical research