5 Benefits Of

5 Benefits of Walnuts

We strongly use walnuts when preparing different kind of Christmas recipes, so I thought that it would be interesting if you could see how many health benefits can have for us. Enjoy!

walnut nut benefits

1. Contain Vitamin E

Walnuts are an excellent source of Vitamin E. This fat-soluble vitamin receives the most attention as a powerful antioxidant.  Vitamin E is essential for healthy skin, proper immune function, DNA repair, and other metabolic processes.

2. Great Source of Fiber

Dietary fiber has numerous health benefits, including normalizing bowel movements, maintaining bowel health, lowering blood cholesterol, helping to control blood sugar levels, and aiding in weight loss. Walnuts are an excellent source of soluble fiber, the type that helps lower blood cholesterol and glucose levels.

3. Source of Arginine

Walnuts are rich in L-arginine, an amino acid that has been shown to improve blood vessel function. Specifically, L-arginine helps relax blood vessels, making them more flexible and less prone to blood clots that could block blood flow.

4. Anti-cancer Benefits

The antioxidant properties of walnuts help lower risk of chronic oxidative stress, and the anti-inflammatory properties help lower risk of chronic inflammation, and it is precisely these two types of risk, that, when combined, pose the greatest threat for cancer development.

5. Contain Omega-3 & Omega-6

Walnuts are one of the best sources of a type of heart-healthy omega-3 called alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). Most of the fat in walnuts is polyunsaturated, with smaller quantities of monounsaturated and saturated fat.

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2 thoughts on “5 Benefits of Walnuts

  1. Hey Adrian,

    Great “nutty” post :). No seriously I like walnuts. Never knew though they can repair DNA.
    Look forward to next Friday..see what you got on nutrition!!

    Chef Randall
    savorthefood.wordpress.com

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