Walnuts - Powerful Food


03 June 2020

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Yes, the delicious walnut is a great way to include nutrition, flavor, and crunch in a simple meal. By including a small handful of walnuts in your routine diet, you will reap its health benefits. Walnuts contain many nutrients, some of which include plant protein, folacin, dietary fiber, magnesium, iron, thiamine, niacin, vitamin E, vitamin B6, potassium, and zinc, among many others. In fact, a Deep Nutrition Profile for Walnuts features over 80 nutrients for this 'powerful' food.

Walnuts are an excellent source of omega-3 essential fatty acids and alpha linolenic acid (ALA), which offer many health benefits for our bodies. They range from providing cardiovascular protection, to useful anti-inflammatory benefits in asthma, providing improved cognitive function, treating rheumatoid arthritis, and alleviating itchy skin conditions.

In addition to that, walnuts contain an antioxidant called ellagic acid. This antioxidant has been found to help the body strengthen the immune system and also appears to provide various anti-cancer properties.

In recent research published in Phytochemistry, researchers identified 16 polyphenols, including three new tannins, with such protective antioxidant activity that they describe it as "remarkable." This was in addition to previous research that found that walnuts contain various polyphenols that demonstrate antioxidant activity.

The walnut also contains a good amount of protein and calories. In a 100 g serving, walnuts contain approximately 1523 grams of protein.

People who have a poor appetite or are underweight may include some nuts in their daily diet. It is useful to maintain the total amount of calories needed per day.


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