Walnuts are the powerhouse of nutrition, filled with a variety of nutrients needed for a healthy functioning body. Healthy fats, fiber, vitamin E, potassium, melatonin, omega 3, and plant compounds are present in a tiny walnut. They are full of calories, but not all of the calories get absorbed, making it a weight-loss-friendly fruit.
Let’s take a look at how walnuts prove to be beneficial for us:
The tiny brain shape of the walnut is a clear hint that it has something to do with the brain. Research shows that walnuts are undoubtedly good for your brain. It reduces oxidative stress and inflammation in the brain.
Walnuts help lower weight as they give a full feeling to people, reducing their food cravings and making them eat less. Studies show how a smoothie made of walnuts consumed for five days helped lower food cravings and benefited in weight loss.
Walnuts lower harmful cholesterol levels and increase good cholesterol levels.
Obesity and excess weight leads to high blood sugar and diabetes. Walnuts reduce the risks of type 2 diabetes by managing weight. They also have special mechanisms that control blood sugar without depending on weight control.
Older people have a hard time maintaining their mobility and independence, yet they want to do everything on their own. Good physical functioning is vital for healthy aging, and healthy diets contribute to healthy aging. The addition of walnut to your diet proves to lower the risk of physical impairment and improve physical abilities such as walking and other self-care abilities.
Inflammation causes a lot of diseases which can be chronic and fatal. Heart diseases, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, and type 2 diabetes result from oxidative stress and inflammation. Characteristics present in walnuts fight against this inflammation and oxidative stress, preventing the body from certain diseases.
Walnuts are a valuable source of lowering blood pressure and fighting against heart diseases and strokes. Either under stress or suffering from high blood pressure, walnuts tend to be beneficial in controlling blood pressure.
Walnuts are very advantageous for all, but they can be risky for some people who suffer from tree nuts allergies. It can cause oral allergy syndrome and breathing problems if you’re allergic to it. The best way to check if walnuts are good for you or not is to consult with your doctor first.
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Team Doctor ASKY!