6 Health Benefits of Walnuts
Walnut is a seed that is born from the walnut tree, a tree that is widely cultivated in Portugal.
It is rich in proteins, carbohydrates and unsaturated lipids beneficial to health, minerals such as zinc, copper, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, sulfur, iron, calcium and vitamins B1, B2, B5 and carotenes.
Despite being a very nutritious food, it is advisable to moderate the consumption of this delicious nut, since it has a very high energy value, which is mainly due to its fat content. However, in the right dose, walnuts can be an ally in our health. Find out why you should include walnuts daily.
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1. Prevents cardiovascular diseases
The amino acids in walnuts have the ability to prevent the incidence of heart attacks and prevent clogging of the arteries. The high content of antioxidants makes walnuts an excellent ally against cardiovascular diseases. The presence of omega-3 in its composition contributes to the reduction of LDL cholesterol, also known as bad cholesterol.
2. Promotes weight loss
The walnut is a fantastic oilseed because its high content of unsaturated fats, proteins and fibers means that when consumed in a moderate way, they contribute to a greater satiety and reduced appetite, which consequently promotes weight loss.
3. Improves skin and hair
The presence of vitamin B and the fact that walnuts are rich in antioxidants, contributes to the health of the skin and hair, as they help to prevent the appearance of wrinkles and signs of aging and promote the strengthening of hair.
4. Prevents diabetes
Walnuts have a hypoglycemic effect, which contributes to blood sugar control and, as such, helps prevent diabetes.
5. Improves mood and stress
The vitamins and antioxidants in walnuts help to improve the mood of those who consume them. The presence of melatonin and its nutritious composition, makes walnuts an ally to control the stress. Besides, its high energy content makes you feel less tired.
6. Has an anti-inflammatory action
Since walnuts are rich in zinc and omega 3, it operates as a natural anti-inflammatory, promoting the strengthening of our body’s defenses.
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