For those looking to support their health with delicious holiday-inspired food, the Mediterranean diet – which typically includes plenty of fruits, vegetables, legumes and pulses, as well as nuts, whole grains, fish and unsaturated fats such as olive oil – is an ideal choice.
How can a Mediterranean diet help?
Research shows that a Mediterranean diet including tree nuts, primarily walnuts, was associated with a 30% lower risk of cardiovascular events (heart attack, stroke, or death) and specifically a 46% lower risk of stroke, when compared to a low-fat diet.
What role do walnuts play?
Healthy fats are a vital part of the Mediterranean diet, with oily fish, nuts and seeds key ingredients for getting the recommended daily allowance of omega-3 fats. Walnuts are in fact the only tree nut to contain a rich source of the plant-based omega-3, alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), 2.7g/ 30g* and one handful offers 4.4g of protein and 1.4g of fibre