Healthy Benefits of Walnuts

Walnuts belong to the tree nut family.  One – quarter cup of walnuts provides more than 100 percent of the daily recommended value of plant – based omega – 3 fats, along with copper, manganese, molybdenum and biotin.

 

Health Benefits of Walnuts

  • Cancer – fighting properties – may help reduce prostate cancer and breast cancer

  • Heart health – walnuts contain amino acid I-arginine which offers many vascular benefits to people with heart disease.  Walnuts also contains the plant – based omega-3 fat alpha-linolenic acid which is anti-inflammatory and may prevent the formation of pathological blood clots.  Also, eating just 4 walnuts per day can significantly improve cholesterol levels

  • Rare and powerful antioxidants – walnuts contain antioxidants that are so powerful at free – radical scavenging and research has shown that walnut polyphenols may help prevent chemically induced liver damage.

  • Weight control – eating walnuts can help you maintain your ideal weight over time

  • Improved reproductive health in men – eating a bit over a half cup of walnuts daily can significantly improve sperm quality, including vitality, motility and morphology

  • Brain health – research shows that walnut consumption may support brain health including increasing inferential reasoning in young adults

  • Diabetes – the beneficial fat in walnuts has been shown to improve metabolic parameters in people with type 2 diabetes

If you struggle with herpes, you may want to avoid or limit walnuts since it can trigger herpes recurrences.

Why you want to eat the outer skin of the walnuts?

The outer most layer of the walnut – the whitish, flakey part (the skin) – has a bitter taste – you should eat this part as well because it is thought that up to 90 percent of the antioxidants are found in the skin.

ALWAYS TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR!

 

Source:

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/05/19/7-walnuts-benefits.aspx

 

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