In his New York Times op-ed, aasanin Cashewnuts writes that some Americans are simply “too busy” and “too lazy” to be bothered with nuts.
“In America, the vast majority of us don’t need nuts,” he writes, “just the occasional handful.”
The piece comes amid a spate of nut-related news stories that are pushing Americans to eat more nuts.
According to a report published on Tuesday by the Food and Drug Administration, the number of Americans over the age of 65 who ate nuts in 2016 more than doubled from 2015 to 2016.
More people are also eating less nuts, and people are cutting back on their consumption.
As of December 2016, the Food & Drug Administration reported, only 1 in 4 Americans consumed more than 10 pounds of nuts a year.
(Americans were already eating less than 10 nuts per year, according to the USDA, and the number had remained steady since 2012.)
“The nut world is a very different place from it was a generation ago,” said Chris Rupkey, a food policy analyst at the Center for Science in the Public Interest, a nonprofit research group that focuses on food policy.
“It’s a much different place to eat, to work, to socialize.
There’s more social interaction.
And there’s less to do.
So it’s more and more like we’re going back to where we were before the advent of the Internet and digital media.”
The trend of eating fewer nuts seems to be gaining momentum among young people.
“The millennials seem to be more willing to eat less than they used to, which suggests they might have a harder time keeping up with the demands of their busy lifestyles,” RupKey told me.
The new trend of less nuts may be a result of Americans’ growing awareness of the health risks of eating too much.
In 2015, the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, an agency of the Department of Health and Human Services, published guidelines that called for reducing the amount that Americans eat.
The guidelines recommend cutting down on saturated fat, adding fruits and vegetables, and limiting the amount people eat of animal products.
The most common recommendation is to cut out meat from the diet.
But RupKeys research suggests that a growing number of people are trying to make that lifestyle change.
to the Center on Science in Public Interest’s Rupkeys report, the proportion of Americans who said they ate more than 15 ounces of nuts per week in 2016 rose to about one-fifth of the population.
And while that number dropped by more than one-third among Americans between ages 20 and 29, the percentage of Americans between the ages of 30 and 49 who ate at least 25 nuts per day fell by about the same amount.
The number of adults between the age 50 and 64 who ate 15 or more nuts per month rose to roughly one-quarter of the adult population.
As for millennials, the report found that millennials were more likely than their older counterparts to cut back on nuts, with about one in five of them saying they ate less than 15 nuts per hour in 2016.
“They’re more interested in consuming a little bit more fiber and a little less fat,” Ruppes said.
“And they’re not quite as concerned about their cholesterol and their blood pressure.”
For Ruppetks research, she surveyed more than 2,000 adults ages 18 and older about their diet and eating habits.
The results, released in October, show that millennials eat more than a quarter of their total calories from fat and sweets.
But they also tend to be less frugal than their elders.
Ruppets report found only about 30 percent of millennials said they didn’t buy enough fruits and veggies in 2016 to meet their daily needs, and less than 20 percent of them said they don’t drink more than three to four glasses of water a day.
“There’s a very big gap between the way millennials think about health and how millennials actually consume health care,” Rups says.
“These are kids who aren’t going to go to the doctor and say, ‘I’m sick, and I want to get better.’
And the health care system doesn’t care about them.”
Ruppettks report also found that about two-thirds of millennials in her survey reported consuming one or more foods containing more than five calories a day, while about half said they consume less than one or two calories a week.
“I think it’s going to take more than just making more healthy choices for millennials,” Roppettks said.
It’s not just millennials that are losing interest in nuts.
The National Institutes of Health recently released a report on the link between obesity and eating more nuts, including a 2015 study showing that the consumption of nuts and other fruits and nuts in America increased by 17 percent between the years 2000 and 2011.
“We’re eating more of these kinds of foods, and we’re not eating enough of them,” RUPKey told the New York Daily News.