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Walnuts for healthy life

Updated on January 31, 2014
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What are Walnuts and their benefits ?

Walnuts are seeds that can be eaten.They come from the tree of juglan species. These round hard stoned seeds have a shell with kernel inside it. Shell is non edible and kernel is the nut eaten for healthy life. The shell is brown colored with wrinkles and is in 2 halves. The kernel resembles the shape of double human brain together with center partition, it is coated with a brown covering. This brown coat contains high amount of antioxidants which prevents the seed from getting rancid.
There are 2 major varieties of Walnut in the market
1) English Walnut also known as Persian wallet have originated from Persia.
2) Black Walnut originated from East America. Black walnut have a very hard shell and it is very difficult to remove it. So it is not grown for commercial purposes. All walnuts you see in the market are English Walnut varieties
Walnuts are packet with lot nutrients. Not only they give the human body vital nutrition like proteins and fatty acids but also protect us from various diseases.

Nutrition and Walnuts

If we talk of nutrition in walnut it is amazing. These are densely packet nutrient powerhouse.

1) It has the highest level of alpha-linolenic acid in comparison to other nuts. Alpha-linolenic acid is omega-3 fatty acid used for treatment and prevention of various diseases.

2)Rich source of proteins, fiber and energy. 15.2 grams of protein are derived from eating 100 grams of walnut.

3)Have good amount of iron, manganese, zinc, magnesium, phosphorous, Vitamin B complex, Vitamin E

4)There are 10 varied types of antioxidants present in walnut and highest when you compare with almonds, peanuts or other nuts.

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Health and Walnuts

Immense health benefits are derived from eating walnut.

1)Stress Buster
When you are feeling stressed. A handful of walnuts will ensure that your blood pressure is not increased and infact it lowers the existing high blood pressure.

2)Diet for diabetic people
Polyunsaturated fats in these nuts helped diabetic people by improving insulin levels leading to good blood sugar management

3)Prevents Type 2 Diabetes

4)Cancer Protection
Antioxidants present in these walnut prevent oxidation of cells. Apart from antioxidants, it has Phytosterols, Omega-3 fatty acids all help in preventing cancer

5)Leads to healthy heart
Walnut reduce bad cholesterol LDL levels and increase good HDL cholesterol levels. It has BP reducing ability. Omega-3 fatty acids lower heart attack rates and heart diseases. The result is healthy heart

6)Prevent Stroke
Walnut prevent formation of clot, plaque formation and artery blockages. All lead to prevention of stroke disease.

7)Relief from Rheumatoid Arthritis
Walnuts ease and reduce the pain and stiffness associated with rheumatoid arthritis.

8)Anti-Depression
Consumption of these nuts reduces depression levels.

9)Regulates Sleep
Melatonin in walnut improve your sleeping and help in inducing sleep if you have insomnia problem

10)Relief for psoriasis and eczema patients
Walnut reduce inflammation of psoriasis and eczema patients.

11)Boosts Immunity

12)Tonic for beautiful skin
High in vitamins, proteins and Omega-3 fatty acids, walnut promote beautiful skin. Apply walnut oil on the skin daily it will remove wrinkles and fine lines. It is a tonic for youthful skin.

13)Weight Management
Walnuts reduces your appetite. Thus controlling your weight and keep you in shape

14)Helps Children with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder)
Omega-3 fatty acids present in walnut improve the concentration levels of children with ADHD

15)Reduces Gall Bladder Stone risks
Regular intake of walnut reduce gall bladder stone risks

16)Prevent Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia
Walnut is brain tonic, eat 5-6 walnuts a day to prevent Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia

Enjoy watching this Cookies recipe made of chocolate chip and walnut

Disclaimer

The information provided in this article is for education and information purpose only. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice. You should use the advice of your family doctor or physician before using any home remedies, supplements or for starting any new health program.

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