Thursday, November 28, 2013

Health Benefits of Walnuts

Walnuts were one of the first foods and date back to around the time of 7,000 BC. Walnuts are rich in antioxidants, polyphenols, and contain the largest amount of  a plant- based omega-3 source called alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). 
“Walnuts are ‘polyphenomenal,’” says Wendy Bazilian, DrPH, RD, author of The SuperFoodsRx Diet. “Most likely it’s the synergy of all the substances in walnuts—namely the phytonutrients, micronutrients, ALA, and fiber—that allow walnuts to provide an array of health benefits.” 
Eating Walnuts can help reduce one’s risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, cognitive impairment, and male infertility. 

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