The Benefits of Walnuts A look into the health Benefits of WalnutsProduced by the health benefits of walnuts blog
IntroductionWalnuts are an excellent source of healthy fats (mono-saturated) and omega-3 and they also taste great too.They are also versatile and you can eat them as a snack orchop them up and add them to salads, breakfast cereals,yoghurt and various other meals.How Can They Help?The health benefits of walnuts are well studied and it cantake just 7 walnuts per day to get the full benefit of them.The main three of these are as follows; • Reduced Blood Pressure - Walnuts contain varying levels of nutrients that are known to help reduce blood pressure, specifically calcium, magnesium and potassium. • Benefits to the Cardiovascular system - The nutrients that are in walnuts have been shown to improve blood quality and the risk of excessive clotting and inflammation. They have also been proven to reduce the amount of cholesterol that can lead to all of these. High cholesterol can lead to heart attacks and strokes if the blood vessels become clogged.
• Possible Anti-Cancer Benefits - Walnuts are high in antioxidant nutrients and research is pointing favourably to these having anti-cancer benefits This has been tested in various studies and the consumption of walnuts has been found reduce the risk by quite considerable amounts.With the above in mind, it is no wonder that more peopledo not eat walnuts. To top it off, they can also be good forweight loss. Many people consider nuts to be high in fatswhich is true to a certain extent, yet in this case they aregood fats that help them to have all of these healthbenefits. Of course, as with any food you do not want tooverdo it but sticking to a portion a day can help toimprove your health considerably as long as the rest ofyour diet is healthy.It is also worth remembering that some people have canbe alleric to nuts. If unsure about anything you shouldalways consult your GP first.