From the Food and Nutrition Journal of peer reviewed research:
Consumption of nuts incorporated in a healthy diet is associated not only to a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality (Kris-Etherton et al. 2008; Ros et al. 2010), especially in case of stroke (Estruch et al. 2013), but also to a decreased risk of metabolic syndrome (Fernández-Montero et al. 2013; Mitjavila et al. 2013) and diabetes (Kendall et al. 2011). Furthermore, in some studies nuts had been found to improve mental health (Carey et al. 2012; Herbison et al. 2012), increase bone mineral density (Rivas et al. 2013), and decrease the risk of depression (Sanhueza et al. 2013). Its long-term consumption was also associated with a decreased risk of weight gain and obesity (Bes-Rastrollo et al. 2009). In addition, no association between nut consumption and weight gain was recently demonstrated in a meta-analysis of clinical trials (Flores-Mateo et al. 2013). Furthermore, adding cashew nuts in the diet resulted in an increased antioxidant capacity in subjects with metabolic syndrome (Davis et al. 2007). The benefits of the addition of nuts in a healthy diet in front of a low-fat diet have been recently highlighted by Estruch et al. (2013) confirming that the incidence of major cardiovascular events and mortality is 30% lower for those individuals consuming a Mediterranean diet supplemented with a handful of nuts a day, compared to those that are advised to consume a low-fat diet.
Gluten Free Pancakes
Be part of our new product development! School Marm Treats is excited to announce that we have created a gourmet Vegan, Gluten-Free, Pancake mix that can be made two ways. You add pineapple and banana for an Island Style pancake and pumpkin and Chai Tea for a Harvest style pancake! Please take our survey and proivide some feedback on our newsest product development.