Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)

Year Published: 2016


Nutr J


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.