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Consuming Tree Nuts Improves Diet Quality and Nutrient Adequacy

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on January 20, 2015 at 4:31 PM
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 Consuming Tree Nuts Improves Diet Quality and Nutrient Adequacy

Researchers at Louisiana State University Agricultural Center have found that consumption of tree nuts like almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios and walnuts, as part of a healthy diet, helps improve diet quality and nutrient adequacy for most nutrients.

During the study, researchers compared the nutrient adequacy and diet quality of those who consume tree nuts and non-tree nut consumers participating in the 2005-2010 National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES).


After studying about 14,386 adults, over 19 years of age, researchers found that when it comes to nutrient adequacy for most nutrients, tree nut consumers fared better than non-consumers.

Lead author Carol O'Neil said, "Consumption of tree nuts should be encouraged, as part of a healthy diet, by health professionals to improve diet quality and nutrient adequacy." The authors stressed the need for nutrition education programs that increase awareness and consumption of tree nuts.

The study appears in the open access journal Nutrients.

Source: Medindia


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