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  • Testing the Dietary Compensation Theory
    Testing the Dietary Compensation Theory
    An elegant study is presented testing the appetite-suppressing effects of walnuts.
  • Testing the Pistachio Principle
    Testing the Pistachio Principle
    If the fecal fat losses associated with undigested pieces of nuts (due to inadequate chewing) and the tedium of shelling them in the first place helps account for why nuts don't tend to lead to...
  • Solving the Mystery of the Missing Calories
    Solving the Mystery of the Missing Calories
    A few theories have been proposed as to why nuts don't appear to contribute to weight gain, including the "pistachio principle" and the fecal excretion theory.
  • Optimal Phytosterol Source
    Optimal Phytosterol Source
    Whole food sources of phytosterols, such as seeds and nuts, are likely superior to supplements or phytosterol-fortified spreads and beverages.
  • Optimal Phytosterol Dose
    Optimal Phytosterol Dose
    Those eating plant-based diets get the most phytosterols, but there is still room for improvement to maximize cholesterol reduction.
  • How Phytosterols Lower Cholesterol
    How Phytosterols Lower Cholesterol
    Phytosterols are plant-based cholesterol look-alikes in nuts and seeds that help maximize our body’s excretion of excess cholesterol.
  • Risk Associated With Iron Supplements
    Risk Associated With Iron Supplements
    Iron is a double-edged sword. If we don't absorb enough, we risk anemia, but if absorb too much we may increase our risk of cancer, heart disease, and a number of inflammatory conditions. Because the...
  • New Mineral Absorption Enhancers Found
    New Mineral Absorption Enhancers Found
    The whole grain phytonutrient, phytic acid (phytate), partially inhibits mineral absorption, but has a wide-range of health-promoting properties such as anti-cancer activity. By concurrently eating...
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