HEALTH BENEFITS –
Nuts contain healthy fatty acids such as Ω3
Walnuts offer huge benefits to our health and brain function
The regular consumption of walnuts in the context of a balanced diet reduces it LDL (“bad cholesterol”) and increases HDL (“good cholesterol”). It is rich source of many phytochemicals that have great antioxidant activity. Some of them are melatonin, Vitamin E, carotenoids and poly-phenolic compounds. These compounds are known to have positive health effects against cancer, aging, inflammation and neurological diseases.
Eating walnuts reduces the risk of serious chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.
Eating 30 to 50g per day, you get the various health benefits without the risk of weight gain. Increased nut consumption was associated with a reduced waist circumference, less weight gain and a reduced risk of obesity.
Walnuts are a very rich source of minerals, such as manganese, copper, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc and selenium.Copper is a cofactor for many vital enzymes. Zinc contributes to other enzymes that regulate body growth and development, sperm production, digestion and nucleic acid synthesis. Selenium in turn acts as a supplemental factor for the production of antioxidant enzymes, such as glutathione