Walnuts are high sources of omega-3 fatty acids which help in lowering cholesterol levels and actually protect against heart diseases like stroke. Studies have shown that walnuts can also protect against cancer arthritis, inflammatory diseases, depression and other mental illnesses.
This tasty nut gives you lot of benefits about which I can tell you.
Lot of research has been done on walnuts and among those one of the research by David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, LA discovered that taking walnuts every day helped people of all age segments perform better of six cognitive tests that are related to brain function.
Another research lead by author Dr. Lenore Arab which was published in the Journal of Nutrition and Ageing stated in an press release, “eating a handful of walnuts daily as a snack, or as a part of meal can improve cognitive health.
There are about 36 million people in the world today suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s and these diseases can be avoided with the help of many natural foods among which walnut is one.
Walnuts are unique source of omega-3 as they contain alpha-linolenic acid, a plant-based omega-3 fatty acids, that is not found in this quantity in many other nuts. It has proven to have both heart and brain benefits.