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Got Nuts, Walnuts, Do the Body Beautiful

Updated on December 4, 2012
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Walnuts, God's close to packaged perfect food. Packaged because it comes in a hard shell that has to be broken to get to the meat of the nut which contains all the goodies that promote a healthy way of living.

A handful of walnuts can replace a snack and round out any meal. Replacing meats and cheeses for a vegan type of pleasure, without the feelings of deprivation.

About 20 or so walnut halves apparently will do the trick. Why this amount because if you are concerned with calories, over indulging in walnuts isn't too your advantage. But they are a great heart healthy replacement for any of your 'not so good' food and junk choices.

Super food label, there are more foods than you think that are a part of this list but walnuts have been put at the top because of all of it's health benefits and appetite satisfying components.

Health benefits

  • dietary fiber that is filling
  • healthy Omega 3 fats
  • vitamins
  • minerals, magnesium
  • antioxidants
  • anti-imflammatory phytonutrients
  • protein
  • dairy free
  • gluten free

Raw walnuts give you the highest quality potency of antioxidants, which is how most of us consume them.

Top ways to eat

  • with skin on
  • raw
  • alone, optional

Adding walnuts

  • breakfast, to oatmeal or cereal
  • snacks, a handful
  • lunch, salad topping or pasta
  • dinner, added to grains
  • desserts, cookies, cakes, etc

Like any other natural produce, nuts are a convenient snack. They travel with ease.

Heart healthy

  • polyunsaturated oils / fats
  • monosaturated oils/ fats

Dr Vinson, University of Scranton says according to his 2009 research which proves that just 7 nuts a day can give you all the nutritional value needed. He also states that the antioxidants in walnuts out weighs the potency of vitamin E '2-15 times'.

FYI, walnuts can have a slightly bitter taste and i suspect it is because of the skin that holds lots of the phenols that are beneficial to a healthy lifestyle.

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      Celiegirl 5 years ago

      Thanks peachpurple! Wow that is amazing about the gallstones, natural fix, new to me, wow! Keep it up!

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      peachy 5 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      i love walnuts. 7 years ago, I had gallstones. I was forced to eat walnuts everyday in order to ":Cure" the pain. Now, I am addicted to walnuts. Crunchy and healthy. Voted up