Health Benefits of Walnuts – All Things Health September 2020

To say that the brain-shaped walnut is nutritious is somewhat of an understatement. Walnuts carry a huge number of benefits for your health, and you should definitely be eating more of them.

Rich in antioxidants – Walnuts have a higher antioxidant content than any other common nut. This may prevent oxidative damage of the LDL (“bad”) cholesterol.

Source of omega-3 – They contain a high level of omega-3, an essential fat that may help lower your risk of heart disease.

May help reduce cancer risk – The polyphenols in walnuts may help reduce the risk of certain cancers. These include prostate, breast and colorectal cancers.

May help lower blood pressure – Some studies suggest that eating 28 grams of walnuts daily (as part of a heart-healthy diet), may also help lower blood pressure.

Supports good brain function – Funnily enough, the brainy-looking walnut can have benefits for your brain. In fact, research has shown that eating walnuts may help reduce oxidative damage and inflammation to your brain.

Walnuts are very healthy and easy to add to your diet. So, try adding them to salads, cookies, muffins, pastas, smoothies, chutney or pesto. When crushed up, they are easy to sneak into your kids’ diets, too.