Eat More Of These Healthy Nuts!
Ever wonder what nut is the healthiest? Ever wonder what nut has the most
antioxidants? Well, if you thought it was the almond, or the cashew or the
hazlenut, or the peanut-you're wrong.
What is it? The Lowly Walnut!
Why the walnut?
According to researchers, the antioxidants in walnuts are 2 to 15 times as
potent as those found in the antioxidant vitamin aka Vitamin E.
And walnuts contain almost twice as many antioxidants as does an
equal amount of almost any other common nut.
Plus, their healthy combos of polyunsaturated and monounsaturated
fats also make them "antioxidant kings."
Still not convinced? Look below for their health benefits...
a) Protection from disease-causing free radicals.
b) Decrease risk of heart disease.
c) Decrease type 2 diabetes risk.
d) Reduce risks of certain cancers.
e) Keep weight in check.
f) Prevent gallstones,
g) Protection from mild bouts of depression.
h) Prevent and help get rid of dark circles under the eyes.
So, if you weren't eating walnuts before, hopefully this post
will change your mind. And please, don't be put off by the price,
your health is worth it. Aim for about 5 to 7 walnuts a day, eat them as
an afternoon snack or add them to your morning oatmeal or toss a few
into a veggie stir-fry or add a few to your fruit and yogurt salad.