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Health Benefits of Walnuts

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When it come to the health benefits of walnuts, they are numerous. Walnuts are primarily made up of polyunsaturated fat. They contain a relatively high percentage of omega-3 fat, which has been linked with various health benefits. Walnuts are rich in omega-3 fats and contain higher amounts of antioxidants than most other foods. Eating walnuts may improve brain health while also helping to prevent heart disease and cancer (1).

Did you know Walnuts are an excellent source of several vitamins and minerals including Vitamin E, Vitamin B6, Manganese and Copper.

Did you know Walnuts contain a complex mixture of bioactive plant compounds. In fact, walnuts ranked second in a study investigating the antioxidant content of 1113 foods commonly eaten in the US, did you know that?!

heart healthy with walnutsEating Walnuts has been linked to a number of health benefits. These include a reduced risk of heart disease, possible cancer prevention and improved brain function. Since they are a rich source of beneficial plant compounds, Walnuts could be an effective part of a cancer-preventive diet. Like other nuts, most of the energy (calories) in walnuts comes from fat. This makes them an energy-dense, high-calorie food.

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Walnuts originated in the Mediterranean region and bin of walnutsCentral Asia, and have been part of the human diet for thousands of years.

Did you know that Walnuts are made up of 65% fat and small amounts of protein (only about 15%). They are low in carbs, most of which consist of fiber. Walnuts are most often eaten on their own as a snack. However, they can also be added to salads, pastas, breakfast cereals, soups and baked goods. They are also used to make walnut oil, an expensive culinary oil often used in salad dressings. They are sometimes referred to as common walnuts, English walnuts or Persian walnuts. Walnuts are easily incorporated into the diet  and can be eaten on their own or added to many different types of foods.

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