Cocinar con frutos secos en Navidad: alta densidad calórica, unos pocos al día es muy saludable

frutos secosTurrones, cordiales, tortas de pascua. Tambien con  aperitivos (almendra con hueva y mojama), platos principales (ternera con almendras, pescado con salsa romescu), en aves rellenas al horno, salsas para pasta y en guisos de setas, con ensaladas de fruta y verdura. !Qué delicia!

Razones científicas lo avalan:

En el 2º Congreso de la Federación de Sociedades de Nutrición, Alimentación y Dietética recogió un simposio titulado “Frutos Secos y Salud Cardiovascular”, se resumió:

Join the Declaration of Barcelona

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As the results of the INC Symposium “Nuts and Cardiovascular Health” held on March 4th, 2010, in Barcelona, Spain, within the frame of the 2nd Congress of the Federation of Societies of Nutrition, Food and Dietetics (FESNAD), the moderators and guest speakers of the session concluded the following declaration on the benefits of consumption of nuts on cardiovascular health.

We invite you to join the declaration to support the below statements which are of key interest for consumers.

The Benefits of Nuts on Cardiovascular Health

  1. Nuts are a whole food that has been consumed by humans throughout history.
  2. Nuts are energy-dense foods, rich in total fat and unsaturated fatty acids, fiber, minerals, and bioactive phytochemicals with antioxidant and antiinflammatory properties. In nuts, the whole is greater than the parts.
  3. Nuts are among the whole foods with a more impressive body of scientific evidence supporting beneficial effects on cardiovascular and other health outcomes.
  4. Large prospective studies have consistently associated frequent nut consumption with a reduced incidence of fatal and non fatal coronary heart disease.
  5. Incorporating various kinds of nuts in a healthy diet has shown a consistent cholesterol lowering effect that is dose related and more pronounced in persons with higher baseline cholesterol.
  6. Nut consumption may help to decrease triglyceride levels in persons with hypertriglyceridemia.
  7. Nuts reduce the postprandial glycaemic response when consumed with high-glycaemic index carbohydrate foods in both normoglycaemic subjects and type 2 diabetic patients.
  8. The reduction of coronary heart disease risk associated with nut consumption is likely to reflect mechanisms other than cholesterol lowering, as nut consumption can have beneficial effects on insulin sensitivity, oxidative and inflammatory processes and vascular reactivity.
  9. Both epidemiological and clinical studies have shown that frequent nut intake is not associated with weight gain or worsening diabetes control.
  10. The daily inclusion of a handful of nuts in the usual diet can be of benefit for healthy individuals and those with hypercholesterolemia and type 2 diabetes.

Founding Signatories:

  • Prof. Miguel A. Martínez-González – University of Navarra (Spain)
  • Dr. Emilio Ros – Lipids Unit, Barcelona Hospital Clinic (Spain)
  • Dr. Joan Sabaté – Loma Linda University (USA)
  • Prof. Jordi Salas-Salvadó – University Rovira i Virgili (Spain)
  • Prof. Linda C. Tapsell – University of Wollongong (Australia)cacahuetes

Fuente: http://www.nutfruit.org/en/

P.D.: Los cacahuetes están incluidos, aunque pertenecen a la familia de las leguminosas.

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Esta entrada fue publicada en Ciencia y salud, Eventos, Frutos secos, Hábitos saludables, Materias Primas/Alimentos. Guarda el enlace permanente.

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