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Originally posted by worldwatcher
It's not the Nuts but the "nutty claims" that is the problem that the FDA is having with Diamond and their walnuts.
3. Walnuts, almonds and other nuts
Walnuts, almonds and other nuts can reduce blood cholesterol. Rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids, walnuts also help keep blood vessels healthy.
According to the Food and Drug Administration, eating about a handful (1.5 ounces, or 42.5 grams) a day of most nuts, such as almonds, hazelnuts, peanuts, pecans, some pine nuts, pistachio nuts and walnuts, may reduce your risk of heart disease. Just make sure the nuts you eat aren't salted or coated with sugar.
Eating walnuts at the end of a meal may help cut the damage that fatty food can do to the arteries, research suggests.
Originally posted by Blaine91555
reply to post by Jean Paul Zodeaux
Without knowing the exact wording on the Walnuts packaging it's hard to say whether the letter was justified or not.
I guess in the end I do tend to trust the FDA less than the industry, but then I know for a fact that many products knowingly make fraudulent or misleading claims. Bad players on both sides.
In yesterday's post about eating more compassionately in the new year, Farm Sanctuary president Gene Baur extolled the virtues of replacing cow’s milk with an animal-friendly, non-dairy milk.
Among his replacement recommendations were the usual suspects - almond, soy, rice - but then he also mentioned a substitute a little more, shall we say, earthy.
While the perception of hemp leans, erroneously, more toward Cheech and Chong than one of undiluted health, hemp seeds are packed full of nutrition - and you should milk them for all they're worth, says Happy Hemp owner Tara Miko Grayless.
Just a sprinkle of hemp seeds elevates any meal to super food status. It adds nutty goodness and a healthy dose of protein, fiber and essential amino and heart healthy fatty acids.
Sprinkle this moist seed on to any salad, yogurt, or cereal, or enjoy this protein-packed snack on their own. Simple and easy."
"Hemp milk is one of the most nutritionally value-packed milk options. Hemp milk is a great option for vegans, those who have allergens associated with whey protein or casein, or are lactose intolerant. Hemp milk is full of omega fatty acids, minerals, vitamins and protein - not to mention easy to make!"
We often overschedule ourselves to the point of not eating. Enter hemp seeds. Whipping up a quick smoothie to go can kick-start your day and your metabolism."
"Do you have little ones at home that are on a strict cookie, pizza or hamburger diet? No problem, hemp seeds can secretly be added to their diet with this stealth sweet treat.
"Many vegans, or people following the Paleo diet, have a terrible time finding alternative options to protein. Hemp seeds have more protein than meat, fish or tofu. This plant-based protein is an excellent option for a vegan diet. Hemp, hemp hooray!