Walnuts are a rich source of energy and contain health benefiting nutrients, minerals, antioxidants and vitamins that are essential for optimum health.
Munch a handful of walnuts a day and you will have enough recommended levels of minerals, vitamins, and protein.
Health benefits of Walnuts- from Nutrition-and-you.com
- They are rich in monounsaturated fatty acids. Regular intake of walnuts in the diet help in lowering total as well as LDL or “bad cholesterol” and increases HDL or “good cholesterol” levels in the blood.
- Walnuts have the higher levels of popyphenolic antioxidants than any other common edible nuts. Eating as few as six to seven walnuts a day could help scavenge almost all the disease causing free radicals from the human body.
- They are an excellent source of vitamin E, especially rich in gamma-tocopherol; Vitamin E is a powerful lipid soluble antioxidant, required for maintaining the integrity of cell membrane of mucus membranes and skin by protecting it from harmful oxygen-free radicals.
Walnuts can be eaten on their own, or sprinkled on salads, cereals and desserts.