Walnuts can be said to be the most nutritious of all nuts. They are good sources of nutrients such as antioxidants, polyphenols, Omega 3 fatty acids et cetera.
Source: The Guardian Nigeria
When you eat walnuts regularly, here are some benefits they can bring to your health.
1. Contains Omega 3 fatty acids
Walnuts are good sources of omega 3 fatty acids. Omega 3 fatty are more abundant in oily fishes like sardines, salmon, mackerel etc. Consuming fishes today is something for those who are particularly buoyant financially as prices of fishes have presently spiked. Consuming walnuts can have you get the benefits of omega 3.
2. Protecting your heart
Alpha linoleic acid is the type of omega 3 group of fatty acids provided by walnuts. Eating walnuts everyday can provide your body with the required servings of omega 3. Omega 3 helps control the blood cholesterol levels so as not to see it get excess. When the cholesterol levels of the blood are high, some diseases of the heart such as atherosclerosis could emerge. Eating walnuts regularly can help protect the heart from such conditions.
3. Helps fight oxidative damages
Walnuts being a good source of vitamin E which is a strong antioxidant helps prevent the oxidative damage of low density lipoprotein which is abbreviated as LDL.
The oxidation of this bad fats is the primary cause of atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is a medical condition that affects the arteries. It is characterized by gradual deposition of fats in the arteries till it eventually starts to disturb the flow of blood or blocks the blood supply completely leading to stroke, when an artery which supplies the brain is blocked or myocardial infarction when it is an artery that supplies the cardiac muscle.
Eating walnuts regularly can help you stay protected from such conditions.
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