The 2010 U.S. Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) urge Americans to reduce their sodium intake, replace saturated and trans fats with the "good" fats (poly and monounsaturated fats) and to lower cholesterol consumption. Walnuts just happen to be sodium and cholesterol free and a great source of "good" fat.
As the 2010 harvest begins in California's Central Valley, NASS predicts the annual yield to be 510,000 short tons, demonstrating a record production that is 17% larger than 2009's crop of 437,000 and more than double the crop production from the year 2000.
The California Walnut Board's commitment to nutrition education continues through a new partnership with HealthCorps® (www.healthcorps.org), a proactive health movement founded and chaired by Dr. Mehmet Oz, host of "The Dr. Oz Show" and vice-chair and professor of surgery at Columbia University Medical Center.
According to a study conducted by the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, and just published in the February issue of Diabetes Care, eating 2 ounces of walnuts per day as part of a normal diet may improve cardiovascular health in people with Type 2 diabetes.
WASHINGTON, DC -- New research funded by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) has found evidence that a daily dose of walnuts – equal to two servings a day in humans – reduces the growth of breast cancer tumors in mice.
The 2009 walnut harvest, currently underway in the California Central Valley, is estimated to be 415,000 short tons according to USDA NASS California Field Office estimates
New research published in the British Journal of Nutrition found a diet containing as much as 6% walnuts (equivalent to 1 oz in humans) was able to reverse age-related motor and cognitive deficits in aged rats.
Walnut consumption may provide the body with essential omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants and phytosterols that reduce the risk of breast cancer, according to a study presented at the American Association for Cancer Research 100th Annual Meeting 2009.
Loma Linda University research just published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition compares the effects of walnuts and fatty fish in the fight against heart disease, demonstrating that in healthy individuals, walnuts lower cholesterol more than fish, while fatty fish lower triglycerides. Both can reduce the overall risk of coronary heart disease.
Today, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced its decision to purchase walnuts as part of the School Lunch Buy, a government sponsored feeding program.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced USDA's intention to purchase turkey, pork, lamb, and walnut products for federal food nutrition assistance programs.