Why even GPs need more nuts

Evidence is growing for at least a daily handful, but most Aussies miss the target

TREE nuts, such as almonds, cashews and pistachios, are nutrient-rich and to help protect their healthy fats from oxidation contain antioxidants including vitamin E, riboflavin, selenium, copper, manganese, zinc, polyphenols and phytates.1

Chestnuts are a little different — more like grains or potatoes than nuts. They are low in fat and contain low glycemic-index carbohydrates. Strangely for a nut, they contain vitamin C (about 20% of the RDI after

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