Benefits of Walnuts

29 | 03 | 2020
Benefits of Walnuts

Walnuts are a good source of vitamin E, which gives them an antioxidant power, helping to prevent the aging of our body and is the seventh food with the most polyphenols which improve the connection between neurons.

It has potassium, a mineral necessary for the body to produce proteins, control the electrical activity of the heart and develop muscles. It has polyunsaturated fatty acids, which are considered the most suitable natural "medicine" to lower the risks of coronary heart disease. Among these polyunsaturated fatty acids, its amount of contribution of omega-3 stands out, which helps with arrhythmias, along with reducing cholesterol levels since it improves the relationship between "bad" LDL cholesterol and "good" HDL cholesterol.

It stimulates both our immune system and nervous system, due to its zinc content.

It has folic acid, making it an excellent ally for pregnant women. It is a good supplement to prevent / improve anemia. It helps avoid/improve moments of tiredness or fatigue as it is a good source of iron.

Walnut paste is ideal for taking care of the brain and improving memory, since its content of tryptophan and vitamin B6, favors memory, prevents Alzheimer's, promotes neuroprotectors thus improving cognitive function, favors muscle relaxation, improve insomnia or sleep disturbances, as well as being an excellent ally against depression.

As it is a good source of fiber and magnesium, plus it has a low glycemic index, it reduces the risks of getting type 2 diabetes. It produces an ideal satiating effect for diets focused on fat loss (since it has more benefits than calories, as long as they are, kept in portions).

Walnuts boast a high number of alpha-linolenic and linoleic fatty acids, which have a great anti-inflammatory effect, help keep our blood vessels healthy, as well as having beneficial effects on blood lipids.