The British royal family has gone nuts. Ohio based artist Steve Casino has given a series of nuts a royal makeover creating tiny replicas of Britain's Royal family. He spent over 362 hours carving and painting the tiny royals. The nutty royal figurines and scenes were created using a variety of nuts including almonds and coconuts. The artist also regularly creates other characters from nuts and paints on items like Tic Tacs, once he painted a Van Gogh picture on a Tic Tac, for example. The royal miniatures are part of a promotion for London-based milk company Plenish. Writer: Doloresz Katanich with Reuters Main image: Steve Casino, Painter Of Nuts/Facebook … [Read more...] about Royalty made of nuts
Spirits columnist M. Carrie Allan recently joined The Washington Post Food staff in answering questions about all things edible. Here are edited excerpts from that chat.Q. My husband recently had what we think was an allergic reaction to pistachios, and we’ve been told he’s likely developed an allergy to tree nuts, which include pine nuts. Any suggestions on a good substitute for these in pesto? I was thinking sesame seeds.A. How about pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds? They’re bigger and might give you a bit more of that crunch/texture that you would get from nuts.Q. I love the idea of sweet potato slabs instead of veggie burgers that are dry, crumbly and often more work than the end product. I love the drying effect the salt gives the potato. Would this technique work for other vegetables? I could easily see a sandwich being created with layers of beets, sweet potatoes and carrots. Any more recommendations for going beyond the flavorless bean patty?A. Yes, I loved … [Read more...] about Food Q&A: Pesto without the nuts? It can be done.
A new large-scale study suggests that getting protein intake from nuts and seeds rather than animal sources could be beneficial for heart health. Researchers from Loma Linda University School of Public Health in California and AgroParisTech and the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique in Paris, France together looked at data from more than 81,337 participants, assessing their diets and protein consumption. The team looked at five different dietary patterns and sources of protein, including meat, nuts and seeds, grains, processed foods, and legumes, fruits and vegetables, and their effect on cardiovascular disease (CVD). After following participants for an average of 9.4 years, the team found that participants who had a high intake of meat protein showed a 60-percent increased risk of CVD, while those who consumed large amounts of protein from nuts and seeds experienced a 40-percent reduction in CVD. No association was found between CVD risk and grains, processed foods, … [Read more...] about Nuts and Seeds, Not Meat, Good for Heart Health
Published 6:01 am, Tuesday, December 12, 2017 Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Boomers: 10 reasons to go nuts 1 / 1 Back to Gallery (BPT) - For the roughly 75 million Americans who make up the baby boom generation, a healthy diet and lifestyle are the best weapons against age-related diseases. “It’s vital at any age to adopt good habits to live a strong, fit and healthy life,” says Dr. Mike Roussell, a nationally recognized nutrition consultant and nutrition adviser to Men’s Health and Shape. “Fueling your life with tasty and nutrient-rich foods while making sure to be active every single day are essential components to keeping your body young and vibrant.” Roussell’s recommendation? Nuts. In particular, pistachios. “Pistachios are a multitasking nut with fiber, healthy fats, and three specific types of antioxidants that may help fight the onset of age-related conditions that lead … [Read more...] about Boomers: 10 reasons to go nuts
Monday, April 02, 2018 by: Michelle Simmons Tags: anti-cancer, cancer, cancer patients, cancer recurrence, cancer survival, cancer treatment, colon cancer, food science, healing foods, ingredients, natural cures, Natural Treatments, nuts, superfoods, tree nuts, Veggies (Natural News) The regular consumption of nuts significantly increases the prognosis of people with stage III colon cancer, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. The study was led by researchers at Yale Cancer Center who looked at the the effect of nuts consumption on colon cancer recurrence and survival. In conducting the study, the research team examined 826 individuals with stage III colon cancer. The participants reported their dietary intake on food frequency questionnaires. At the same time, they were enrolled onto a randomized adjuvant chemotherapy trial. The research team followed-up on the participants after an average of six and a half years after they … [Read more...] about Eating nuts increases survival in colon cancer patients