International Experts Recommend Nuts and Dried Fruits as Part of a Healthy Diet
INC: You may have heard, especially from us, the importance of adding nuts and dried fruits into your daily diet. Well, this October the world’s leading researchers came together for a historic gathering, Nuts 2022, where they reconfirmed their importance and discussed future research priorities in nut and dried fruit investigation to help ensure the healthy lives of all.
The effects of nut and dried fruit consumption have gained traction over the last years and are supported by growing scientific evidence they have been associated with a myriad of health benefits, from cardiovascular health to insulin resistance and diabetes, weight management, lipoproteins and dyslipidemia, inflammation and oxidation, gut health, aging and cognition, and some forms of cancer. More recently, other lines of research have included fertility and nuts and dried fruits as part of sustainable diets. While some areas of research have been put into focus more than others, there is irrefutable evidence that they are nutrient-dense foods with an interesting nutritional composition.
The benefits of nuts are wide-ranging and include a variety of nutrients, mono- and polyunsaturated fats, fiber, vitamins, minerals, polyphenols, and antioxidants, all which have a beneficial effect on health, and dried fruits contain essential nutrients and health-promoting bioactive compounds such as antioxidants.