Pairing nuts and dried fruit for cardiometabolic health
Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)
Year Published: 2016
Carughi A, Feeney MJ, Kris-Etherton P, Fulgoni V 3rd, Kendall CW, Bulló M, Webb D
In this review, authors examined the possibility of reducing cardiometabolic risk factors by pairing nuts and dried fruits together in the diet.
Key Findings: According to the authors, "evidence suggests that increasing consumption of both [dried fruits and nuts] could help improve Americans' nutritional status and reduce the risk of chronic diseases." Authors also reference a study in which combining raisins and peanuts were associated with lower insulin levels.