Saturday, December 22, 2012

HEALTH BENEFITS OF WALNUTS


HEALTH BENEFITS OF WALNUTS

Compiled by, 
Ms.Jayshree. S.S
Assistant Manager, Nutrition & Dietetics
Dr.Mohan's Diabetes Specialities Center

          Walnuts are the richest sources of nutrients among the nuts and oils seeds. The kernel of a walnut contains essential fatty acids. Young walnuts contain some vitamin C also. Apart from this, walnuts have many health benefits. Traditionally, walnuts have been used to treat intestinal worms.

        Many studies have proved that by adding walnuts to a cholesterol lowering diet, LDL (Bad) cholesterol level can be reduced by 10%. This is because of the linoleic acid in the walnuts which helps to keep the blood thin and prevents clots and blockages in the blood vessels. They help in weight reduction and reduce the risk of other non communicable diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure, etc.

         Walnuts give good amounts of B vitamins, essential for keeping the nervous system healthy. Walnuts are good sources of copper, necessary for keeping the immune system functioning correctly. Vitamin E and linoleic acid in walnuts help to maintain the skin structure. These nutrients help to improve general smoothness and softness of the skin.Walnuts can be eaten raw after breaking the shell. They can also be eaten along with salad.



5 comments:

  1. Know the surprising Benefits Of Walnuts. Walnut is a rich calorie food that ultimately gains you good healthy body and skin. Excellent amount of folate energizes brain health. Walnuts are also filled with oil but it is low in cholesterol.

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