“Pine nuts, how many should be eaten per day?”
We at Nuturally want to answer you.
The daily recommended portion amounts to 170-175 pieces, corresponding to 30gr in order to have a healthy and well-balanced lifestyle.
This is argued by the scientific journal BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health, that claims that consuming up to 30g of nuts per day as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol can both protect cardiovascular health and prevent weight gain in the medium to long term.
How many pine nuts are to be eaten if you don’t have a scale at hand?
There is a method to weigh pine nuts even when you have no scale at hand. We are talking about your hand! Palm, fist and fingers are useful “scales” and always available when eating out of home and not wanting to exceed the calories need.
The palm of the hand will show the amount of pine nuts to be eaten.
In this regard, the British Nutrition Foundation has developed a system for using the palm of the hand to calculate the right portion of dried fruit. According to the experts, the palm of the hand is an intuitive and, literally, 'handy' method for a long and healthy life. But the hand is not the only unit of measurement identified by the BNF, who also recommend using the fist and thumb.
Of course, it is good to bear in mind that each person has their own specific nutritional needs depending on their constitution, age, gender, level of physical activity, etc. and, for this reason, the portions of food vary according to individual needs. In fact, the study reveals that the hand method is proportionally applicable because a larger person, with larger hands, will automatically consume larger portions than smaller people, with smaller hands.
We at Nuturally (the online shop with more than 120 types of nuts and dried fruit) give you the chance to buy online different types of pine nuts: Italian pine nuts, Siberian pine nuts and Mediterranean pine nuts. Here is a simple table to find out how many pieces correspond to 30g of pine nuts:
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