15 Benefits of Walnuts

15 Benefits of Walnuts……

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Hello friends 😀

We often enjoy eating walnuts without even knowing about the amazing benefits it provides us so let us discuss the 15 major benefits of having walnuts regularly.

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Good for Heart

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Monosaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids in walnuts helps reduce LDL (Low Density Lipoprotein) cholesterol which is known as bad cholesterol and helps in producing good cholesterol. Walnuts contain amino acid I-arginine which offers multiple vascular benefits to people with heart disease. Walnuts also contain plant-based omega-3 fat alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) which prevents formation of pthological blood clots.

Good for Brain

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Walnuts contains neuroprotective compounds like vitamin E, folate, melatonin, omega-3 fats and antioxidants which boosts brain health. Walnuts helps in lowering depression and age-related decline in brain functioning. Omega-3 fatty acids present in walnuts kepps the nervous system’s working smooth and also improves memory. Folate, which is a B-vitamin reduces the risk of cognitive diseases.

Helps in Weight Loss

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Walnuts contain omega-6 and omega-9 fatty acids that are needed by the body to work effectively. Walnuts also have high level of anti-inflammatory omega-3 alpha linolenic acid which should not be avoided for weight loss. Walnuts satisfies hunger due to its protein and fiber content.

Controls Diabetes

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Walnuts are high in omega-6 and omega-9 fatty acids wich helps prevent type-2 diabetes. Beneficial dietary fat in walnuts improves metabolic parameters in people with type-2 diabetes.

Benefits Men’s Health

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Having walnuts regularly reduces the risk of developing prostate cancer in men. Walnuts if taken regularly also improves the quality of sperms in terms of its vitality, motility and morphology.

Protects from Cancer

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Walnuts contain type of vitamin E known as gamma tocopherol, omega-3 fatty acids and phenolic compounds like ellejic gallic acid which provides significant protection against lung cancer. Walnuts also help reduce the risk of prostate cancer and breast cancer. Phytonutrient juglone present in walnuts destroys cancerous cells. Minerals like selenium also helps fight cancer. Compound melatonin in walnuts reduces oxidative stress that lead to cancer.

Good for Skin

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Walnuts help in delaying skin aging due to the presence of B vitamins together with vitamin E, a natural antioxidant. Walnut oil keeps skin moisturized for people with dry skin. Warm walnut oil also reduces dark circles. Walnut pack gives a healthy and glowing skin.

Good for Hair

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Eating walnuts regulary gives long and strong hair as walnuts are goo source of potassoium, omega-3, omega-6 and omega-9 fatty acids. Applying walnut oil to hair helps prevent balding. Walnut oil has rich misturizing properties which helps remove dandruff and also protects the scalp from various fungal infections. The husk of walnut can also be used as a natural coloring agent that can accentuate the natural highlights of your hair.

Improves Sleep

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Walnuts have melatonin which is associated with better sleep patterns. Omega-3 fatty acids keeps blood pressure low thereby relieving stress which ultimately gives better sleep. Melatonin conveys messages regarding the cycle of light and dark to the body.

Improves Bone Health

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Walnuts are a good source of copper. Copper helps in the maintenance of collagen and elastin which is a major structural component of the body. Walnuts also contain manganese which prevents osteoporosis in combination with calcium and copper. Walnuts contain fatty acid called alpha-linolenic acid which is associated with stronger and healthier bones. Omega-3 reduces inflammation which keeps the bone stronger.

Improves Metabolism

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Walnuts contain magnesium, copper, potassium, calcium, iron, manganese, zinc and selenium which contributes to metabolic activities like growth and development, digestion, sperm generation and nucleic acid synthesis.

Contains Anti-Inflammatory Properties

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Polyphenolic compounds and phytochemical substances present in walnuts, reduces the effect of inflammation. Walnuts help people suffering from inflammatory diseases like asthma, arthritis and eczema due to the high amounts of fatty acids in them.

Good Source of Vitamins and Antioxidants

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Walnuts are rich in gamma-tocopherol. Walnuts are a good source of vitamin E. Walnuts alsove have B complex vitamins like folate, niacin, riboflavin, panthothenic acid and vitamin B-6.

Good during Pregnancy

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Walnuts contain fatty acids which reduces the baby’s chances of developing food allergies. If mother’s diet contains polyunsaturated fatty acids, the baby’s gut develops differently improving the gut immune cells making the baby less likely to suffer from allergies. Walnuts contain healthy vitamin B-complex groups like folates, riboflavin, thiamin, etc which are necessary for pregnant woman and the fetus.

Helps in Digestion

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Walnuts are rich in fiber which keeps the digestive system’s functioning properly.

So friends, next time you munch on walnuts, do remember the benefits you are providing to your body.

Be healthy. Be happy. 😀

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