International experts recommend nuts and dried fruits as part of a healthy diet

The International Nut and Dried Fruit Council hosted a landmark meeting of global health researchers, where diabetes was identified as a major topic of investigation.

Barcelona, ​​SpainAnd the October 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ – from From 20 to 21 October 2022At NUTS 2022, the world’s leading researchers gathered to discuss current and future health research on nuts and dried fruits. NUTS 2022 was a historic gathering of the brightest minds in the field of nutrition research on nuts and dried fruits. Twenty-five researchers and professors from universities EuropeAnd the AustraliaAnd the BrazilAnd the CanadaAnd the IranTurkey, UK and United States of Americasummarizes the latest evidence regarding the health benefits of nuts and dried fruits, then discusses and identifies gaps, new topics, needs, and opportunities in research for the future.

Chaired by Professor Jordi Salas-Salvado, Distinguished Professor at the University of Rovira i Virgili, the meeting brought together distinguished researchers from Harvard TH Chan School Public Health , University of TorontoAnd the Loma Linda UniversityAnd the Pennsylvania State Universityamong other things.

The effects of consuming walnuts and dried fruits have gained momentum over the past years, and are supported by growing scientific evidence that has been linked to a myriad of health benefits, from cardiovascular health to insulin resistance, diabetes, weight management, lipoproteins, dyslipidemia, inflammation, oxidation, gut health, aging, cognition, and some types of cancer More recently, other lines of fertility research have included nuts and dried fruits as part of sustainable diets. While some areas of research have been focused more on than others, there is irrefutable evidence that they are nutrient-dense foods with an interesting nutritional composition.

At the meeting, it was highlighted how a joint effort is being made to help raise awareness of the importance of including nuts and dried fruits as part of a healthy diet. The benefits of nuts are extensive and include a variety of nutrients, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, fiber, vitamins, minerals, polyphenols and antioxidants, all of which have a beneficial effect on health. Dried fruits contain essential and health-promoting nutrients. Biologically active compounds such as antioxidants.

Among the lines of future research discussed at the meeting, participants highlighted the potential role of nuts and dried fruits in the prevention of diabetes, which is of particular interest in today’s world. According to the International Diabetes Federation, there are currently 537 million people living with diabetes worldwide, and this number is expected to reach 700 million by 2045. The prevalence of the disease is increasing worldwide, resulting in more than 4 million deaths each year. general, and in countries such as China And the India, the number of deaths attributable to diabetes is very high: 1.4 million and 648,000 people, respectively. Lifestyle measures and a healthy diet have been shown to be effective in preventing or delaying type 2 diabetes, the most common type of diabetes.

The Proceedings of NUTS 2022 will be published in a special issue of the prestigious scientific journal Nutrients.

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Source: International Council of Nuts and Dried Fruits

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