Did you know that walnuts have twice the level of antioxidants polyphenols than any other nuts? Unfortunately, people do not have the habit to eat them every day.
This fruit is so rich in antioxidants that help the body to fight against free radicals that damage cells and cause many diseases, according to a study at the University of Pennsylvania.
Tree nuts, such as almonds, peanuts, pistachios, hazelnuts and cashews, are also rich in unsaturated fatty acids, vitamins and proteins, however, the scientists point out that people do not consume this fruit in sufficient quantities.
– Our recommendation is that you eat seven walnuts a day, says the leader of the study, Joe Vinson.
Previous research has shown that eating walnuts can significantly reduce the signs of aging and protects against heart disease and some cancers.
Soon after it was discovered that only seven walnuts a day are enough to prevent the development of heart disease, nuts were declared to superfoods. If we talk about healthy foods for the heart, they are on the list three healthiest foods you should eat.
Besides being rich in antioxidants, walnuts are also rich in healthy fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals. Therefore, it is not surprising that studies have shown that regular consumption of nuts can reduce the chances of developing diabetes type second.
– Walnuts are among the healthiest foods, ahead of all other types of food. A handful of walnuts contains almost twice the amount of antioxidants than any other kinds of pomes and stone fruits. Unfortunately, people do not consume nuts as much as it should. Our research shows that a healthy diet should include a higher consumption of nuts, says Dr. Joe Vinson.
The fruit of walnuts is rich in oil (55-65%), as well as high-quality protein (15%), carbohydrates, and is also rich in potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron and vitamins B and C.
Many people avoid eating walnuts, because they think they can influence weight gain. However, walnuts contain healthy monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated, which will not clog up the blood vessels. If you consume nuts, you will not gain weight, but, on the contrary, you can lose weight because they will help you feel a sieve for a longer period.
Scientists point out that the best way to consume nuts is to eat them raw or unprocessed. Roasting reduces their effectiveness.