I’m not a big fan of nuts, but I’m becoming a convert. They have lots of health benefits, they’re easy to ” prepare” and as long as their not roasted or salted, and you don’t eat the entire bag, the calories count is not too high.
Besides being a great crunchy, fiber-filled snack, Walnuts support multiple systems in the body:
-The skin on a walnut has lots of antioxidant properties which are important in the fight against chronic diseases and cancer.
-Melatonin (the hormone that induces sleep and treats jetlag) is found in Walnuts. So a few before bed can help you nod off.
-Healthy fats ( omega 3’s) are found in walnuts. They decrease systemic inflammation, lower fats in the blood, lowers your blood pressure and decrease your risk of a heart attack.
-Brain health is improved with the folate and Vit E
-Increases gut bacteria ( the GOOD kind) which helps with digestion and the microbiome of the gut.
Don’t go nuts when enjoying this great snack, but add a few to your cereals, salads or smoothies for a powerful punch !
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