Remember when nuts were considered fattening and best avoided? Not any longer: they’re now being hailed as dietary panaceas. Rich in fiber, B vitamins, magnesium and antioxidants such as vitamin E, walnuts contain higher amounts of omega-3 fatty acids than other nuts and are one of the best plant sources of protein.
Incorporated into a healthy diet, they reduce the risk of heart disease by improving the elasticity of blood vessels, and lowering bad cholesterol and the C-reactive protein, which was recently recognized as a predictor of heart disease.
A walnut looks like a brain, and that’s what it’s good for: it’s the primary brain nut. But it’s difficult to find hulled walnuts that are still fresh, so buy them in their shells, it’s much better. The recommended amount to eat is ten whole walnuts a day - but beware: they may be good for you, but they are high in calories.
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