Health Benefits of Walnuts
Rich in omega-3 fatty acids
A diet rich in omega-3s helps reduce depression, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. Omega-3 fatty acids counter inflammatory diseases such as Rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn’s disease.
Reduce the risk of diabetes
According to the Harvard School of Public Health, women who ate one ounce (30 g) of nuts five times per
Week had reduced their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by almost 30% compared to those who rarely or never ate nuts. The mono- and polyunsaturated fats in nuts are good for insulin sensitivity.
Contain antioxidants that boost heart health
A new study from the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania has shown that walnuts have top quality antioxidants than any other nut.
Do You Know?
In china, pairs of walnuts have traditionally been rotated and played within the palm of the hand, both as a means to stimulate blood circulation and as a status symbol. Pairs of large, old and symmetrically shaped walnuts are valued highly and have recently been used as an investment, with some of them fetching thousands of dollars.